September 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
My piece on China’s recent claims that fighters from Xinjiang are training with IS is up at Vice News.
June 30, 2014 § Leave a comment
March 7, 2014 § 3 Comments
I’ll be talking at Westminster University, London, on March 19th about how Western and Chinese media tends to represent the Xinjiang issue in different yet equally distorting ways – details here.
March 5, 2014 § Leave a comment
I attempt to make sense of the horrible killings in Kunming on the LRB Blog
February 28, 2014 § Leave a comment
Ilham Tohti, the respected Uyghur economist, has been charged with separatism and faces ten years to life in prison in China. It’s the kind of thing that’s a reminder of how China’s judicial and political system hasn’t made the same kind of progress as its economy. I wrote about the case on the LRB Blog.
January 17, 2014 § 2 Comments
I went back to Kashgar, in southern Xinjiang, in September last year for the first time in 13 years. In 2000 it was a place that I was sorry to leave; I didn’t feel the same this time. More words and pictures about that can be found at Unmapped, a new travel magazine that’s publishing the kinds of pieces that are in short supply: well-written, insightful reports from places that the news agenda doesn’t seem concerned about.