All posts in: Self-determination

Separatist Uighurs?

Speaking to the Washington Post, Rebiya Kadeer, an exiled Uighur leader, declined to be labeled a “separatist.” “What my people want is what I want, and they want freedom,” she told the Post, which observed that she ...

China’s Restive Uighurs

The seemingly serious clashes in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province between Uighurs and Han Chinese suggest that the region remains a self-determination problem for China. Resentment and hostility toward Han Chinese seem to be common among ...

Tibet at a crossroads

Reports–such as this AP article–suggest that the Tibetan self-determination movement may be nearing a crossroads. The reporter summarizes the feelings at a meeting of 600 Tibetan exile leaders thusly: Many young leaders – some of ...