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Utterly Vile: Ilham Tohti’s Life Sentence  

Last Tuesday the Chinese government sentenced Ilham Tohti, one of the country’s most prominent Uyghur intellectuals, to life imprisonment. The verdict signals President Xi Jinping’s continuing determination to clamp down on even moderate forms of dissent in China. During the …

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Learning the Wrong Lessons in Xinjiang  

The violence that occurred in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang region in western China, on July 5, 2009 was both shocking and predictable. Four years later, what are the prospects for further unrest in Xinjiang?

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