Compared to China’s highly developed cities, the western regions are still dark at night.
For China’s ethnic minorities, the state's development programme is a matter of political control.
On the case: Thai policemen.
The Thai authorities have finally announced they are exploring a connection between the recent Bangkok bombing and Chinese Uighur separatists. Why?
Rumours are swirling around Bangkok about who’s behind the bombings, which make it even more unlikely democracy will be restored any time soon.
Thailand has enough of its own political enemies, both internally and externally, that will likely be considered as the investigation into a pair of bombings continues.
Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar, China.
The Chinese government claims the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is an example of multi-ethnic harmony and stability. Yet China’s repeated attempts to silence foreign reporting of Uyghur issues – as…