China Drafts Restrictions for All Religions

Hui Muslims in China (TonyV3112  via Shutterstock)

by James M. Dorsey China intends to extend aspects of its crackdown on Islam in the north-western province of Xinjiang to all religions as is evident from the publication of proposed restrictive guidelines for online religious activity. The guidelines, according to… Continue Reading  

The Battle for Idlib: A Potential Catch-22 for China

Uygur fighter

by James M. Dorsey An impending Russian-backed Syrian assault on Idlib, the war-wracked country’s last rebel stronghold, risks putting Uyghurs in the spotlight at a time that the Muslim world has remained silent amid mounting media and academic attention on… Continue Reading  

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Chinese Fear Attacks By Uyghur Jihadists

Uyghurs in a market in Kashgar, Xinjiang (Kylie Nicholson / Shutterstock.com)

by James M. Dorsey A seemingly obsessive fear of Uyghur nationalist and religious sentiment has prompted Chinese leaders to contemplate military involvement in Syria and Afghanistan and risk international condemnation for its massive repression in its north-western province of Xinjiang,… Continue Reading  

The Energizer Bunny Goes To China

Erik Prince

by David Isenberg For the past few decades the vast majority of private security companies (PSC) operating internationally have come from a relatively small number of countries: the United States, Great Britain and other European countries, and Russia. Companies like… Continue Reading  

Beijing’s Bid for Global Power In The Age Of Trump

Peng Liyuan, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, and Melania Trump (L-R) at Mar-a-Lago in April 2017 (White House)

by Alfred McCoy As the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency and sixth of Xi Jinping’s draws to a close, the world seems to be witnessing one of those epochal clashes that can change the contours of global power. Just… Continue Reading