The ‘perfect police state’

June 23, 2017 § Leave a comment

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Two very good pieces from Xinjiang this week – one, a look at the securitisation of Xinjiang by Tom Philips in The Guardian (in which I am quoted), the other a nice piece of reporting from Bortala in Xinjiang by Edward Wong from the New York Times.

TLS review of ‘Uyghur Nation’

April 19, 2017 § Leave a comment

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I wrote a piece on David Brophy’s remarkable book for the Times Literary Supplement.

Audio from Asia House event

November 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Here’s some audio recording from my event with Michael Dillon and Ablimit Baki Elterish at Asia House last year.

China Rhyming

January 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

 

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Thanks to Paul French for his piece on China’s Forgotten People on his excellent blog, which has a lot of good material on the erosion of China’s visible history.

Urbanisation in Xinjiang

December 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

There’s an interesting piece on urbanisation in Xinjiang by Wade Shepard at The Diplomat (in which I am quoted). He writes about Horgos, theĀ  border town near Yining, where I used to live, and the speed with which Horgos is being transformed into a municipality. In general terms, it seems that the development of this much vaunted New Silk Road is centered around the north of Xinjiang, and thus runs the risk of further widening the economic gap between it and the south of the region (which is where most Uyghurs live).

Everyday Corruption in China

September 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

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I write about the Tianjin explosion and the need to reform low-level governance in China on the LRB Blog.

Time Out Shanghai

September 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

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There’s a Q and A about China’s Forgotten People in the new issue of Time Out Shanghai.

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