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.

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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.

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.

Reviews for China’s Forgotten People

July 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Some thoughtful reviews from Kerry Brown at Open Democracy, Tom Miller at The Spectator, and Jonathan Mirsky at Literary Review (click here for pdfs LR CFP 1 LR CFP 2). Thanks to these experienced China commentators for taking the time to write such considered pieces.

There’s also a good overview of some of the book’s issues by Joshua Bird at Asian Review of Books and by Paul French at China Rhyming.

Thanks also to Ian Johnson of the New York Times for his incisive Q and A on the book.

‘181 Terrorist groups’

June 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

Anti-terror drill in Xinjiang

Anti-terror drill in Xinjiang

My latest piece on the LRB Blog about China’s dubious claims about the extent and nature of ‘terrorism’ in Xinjiang.

Islamic State piece on Vice News

September 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Iraqi sources claim to have caught a Chinese citizen fighting for the Islamic State militant group.

My piece on China’s recent claims that fighters from Xinjiang are training with IS is up at Vice News.

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