Tag: China

China to Uyghurs: Eat, Don’t Fast for Ramadan

China to Uyghurs: Eat, Don’t Fast for Ramadan

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014 |

by HAIYUN MA and I-WEI JENNIFER CHANG for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 15, 2014:    The common saying that “you are what you eat” suggests that food is closely tied to one’s social identity—and what one eats and when can often be key indicators of particular ethnic and/or religious traditions. Therefore, the gradual erosion of a […]

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Pew: Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

Pew: Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014 |

Favorable Ratings Fall Further in the Middle East via PEW RESEARCH GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT on JUNE 18, 2014:  As negotiations over its nuclear program continue this week in Vienna, a new Pew Research Center poll finds that Iran’s global image remains overwhelmingly negative. Moreover, ratings for Iran in several Middle Eastern nations have declined significantly […]

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China’s New Silk Road Strategy

China’s New Silk Road Strategy

[ 0 ] May 22, 2014 |

by HAIYUN MA and I-WEI JENNIFER CHANG for MIDDLE EAST RESEARCH AND INFORMATION PROJECT (MERIP) SPRING 2014 ISSUE: In the current issue of Middle East Report, we write about the strategic logic of China’s increasing investment in teaching Middle Eastern languages, particularly Arabic, Persian and Turkish. A key goal of the push for Middle Eastern […]

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China’s Strategic Middle Eastern Languages

China’s Strategic Middle Eastern Languages

[ 0 ] May 21, 2014 |

by HAIYUN MA and I-WEI JENNIFER CHANG for MIDDLE EAST RESEARCH AND INFORMATION PROJECT (MERIP) SPRING 2014 ISSUE:  Though the People’s Republic of China has extensive commercial ties in the Middle East, its three strategic partners in the region are Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey. It is not surprising, therefore, that the major Middle Eastern […]

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Shaping Things to Come: America’s Role

[ 0 ] May 2, 2014 |

by SIMON SERFATY for THE NATIONAL INTEREST on APRIL 30, 2014:  RAYMOND ARON CALLED THE TWENTIETH CENTURY “the century of total war,” and so it was, arguably the worst ever, exceeding even the devastation created by the Thirty Years’ War. As many as 175 million people were deliberately killed, whether in combat or in cold […]

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General Odierno: “This is the Most Uncertain Security Environment I’ve Ever Been Involved With”

General Odierno: “This is the Most Uncertain Security Environment I’ve Ever Been Involved With”

[ 0 ] May 2, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on MAY 1, 2014: Yesterday thousands of Iraqis went to the polls to elect a new national parliament in the first such elections since US troops pulled out of the country completely in late 2011, and against a backdrop heightened sectarian tensions and worsening violence. US Army Chief of […]

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‘Muslims We Can Do Business With’: China Welcomes Arab Trade in its Hui Muslim Heartland

‘Muslims We Can Do Business With’: China Welcomes Arab Trade in its Hui Muslim Heartland

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

by HAIYUN MA for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 12, 2014:  For three years running, the China-Arab Economic Forum held its annual gatherings in Yingchuan, the capital city of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in Northwest China — a region with the third smallest GDP in China. The meetings, held in this “Muslim heartland,” attracted 18 national […]

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WATCH: Is the Existence of Uyghur Muslims Under Threat in China?

WATCH: Is the Existence of Uyghur Muslims Under Threat in China?

[ 0 ] March 11, 2014 |

Compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, via ISLAM CHANNEL (YOUTUBE) on MARCH 11, 2014:  Analysis: Is the existence of Uyghur Muslims under threat in China? March 10, 2014 (Part 1) A knife attack by 8 assailants left 29 dead at a train station in South West China last month. It is an event that […]

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Terrorist Attack in China: Is Severe Repression of the Uyghurs Fueling the Escalating Unrest?

Terrorist Attack in China: Is Severe Repression of the Uyghurs Fueling the Escalating Unrest?

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014 |

Over the weekend, knife-wielding attackers hacked at least 29 people to death at Kunming railway station in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua called it a terrorist attack carried out by “Xinjiang separatist forces.” Per a BBC News story today, “Beijing blames the attacks on violent Uighur separatists. But human rights groups […]

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Uyghur Academic Ilham Tohti Detained by Beijing and Xinjiang Police

Uyghur Academic Ilham Tohti Detained by Beijing and Xinjiang Police

[ 0 ] January 18, 2014 |

Uyghur Human Rights Project urges international community to maintain vigilance on the condition of Uyghur academic, Ilham Tohti by UYGHUR AMERICAN ASSOCIATION/UYGHUR HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT (PRESS RELEASE) on JANUARY 17, 2014:  The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses its concern for the condition of Ilham Tohti, who was arbitrarily detained by Beijing and Xinjiang police […]

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