China has been doing well in its strategy of ‘creeping assertiveness’ and is paying essentially no costs for its claims. At no stage have its territorial claims provoked a single response that Beijing should be concerned about…
“Perhaps just as China has radically deregulated its economy with successful outcomes, further deregulation of religion may be one way to help keep China’s economic miracle alive,” Brian J Grim argues.
Separatist activity in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has created a divide between east and west. Chinese central policies intended to provide for cultural and ethnic equality, cohesion and stability can be seen as the root cause for this division and angst common among Uyghurs. Is there an end to the conflict and sparatist extremism, or will it continue for years to come?
Swagata Saha discusses what the potential membership of India and Pakistan would mean for the future of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
In response to the democratic protests that have swept through the city-state of Hong Kong over the last week, Alochonaa invited submissions from both mainland and Hong Kong perspectives. We present you with three diverse and contrasting perspectives which each offer individual and personal insight into the demonstrations
Mubashar Hasan discusses the political dynamics between the ethnic Uyghur and the Chinese administration. In this post the author argues “…Unless China is willing to pursue a more nuanced, diplomatic and inclusive approach to integrate Uyghurs, and Uyghurs choose to deal with the Chinese administration through civil and political channels, we can expect to see further clashes in the Xinjiang province over the coming years.
In this article, Brett Elmer argues that an escalation in Xinjiang and Uyghur-related violence since the October 31, 2013, car bomb attack in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, may finally have prompted Chinese President Xi Jinping to take steps towards rectifying the genuine Uyghur grievances that exist in the volatile region.