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China’s Terrorism Tensions

Tensions in resource-rich western China have been escalating for years, as Han Chinese emigrate to the region, in many cases taking the best jobs while locals, especially those who don’t speak Mandarin, face widespread poverty and growing unemployment.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Tibet’s Reality

From nearly any point in Lhasa, capital of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, you can see at least two police checkpoints.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Finally, The Second Kid in China

China is finally dropping its one-child policy for around one-third of the population: couples that are urban and Han Chinese in which one parent is an only child. (Couples that are rural, non-Han, or where both parents were only children were already allowed to have two kids.) The policy will remain in force only for urban Han parents who were both the product of two-child homes—a fairly small proportion.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Why Is Central Asia Central To Chinese Plans…

China’s influence in post-Soviet Central Asia has steadily grown for 20 years. Beijing, striving to suppress Uighur separatist movements in and beyond its own Xinjiang province as well as to tap into Central Asian development projects, has backed the neighboring region’s largely unpopular authoritarian regimes. As a result, the populations’ receptiveness to Islamic forms of social and political organization has been growing, and with it, the region’s potential for insecurity in the long run.

Read Here – German Council on Foreign Relations

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