(自治區). An administrative division of China, part of the first-level Provincial Level (省級行政區). Although these regions are “autonomous” in name only, they have been instituted for regions inhabited by ethnic or religious minorities. They are the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (新疆維吾爾自治區), the Tibet Autonomous Region (西藏自治區), the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (內蒙古自治區), the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (廣西壯族自治區), and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (寧夏回族自治區).
‘You Can’t Believe in God in China,’ Police Tell Believers
Attacks on house churches across China intensified in the past few months, as police and government officials raid places of worship and intimidate congregations.
Southern Mongolia, the Unknown Cultural Genocide
An interview with Enghebatu Togochog on how the CCP tries to destroy Mongolian identity in what it calls Inner Mongolia.
“Marxism Is the Essence of Xi Jinping’s Thought”
Huang Kunming, head of the CCP Propaganda Department, reiterates once again that Marx’s ideas remains at the core of the Party’s ideology.
“Eat the Buddha”: Why Tibetans Are Setting Themselves on Fire?
Award-winning American journalist Barbara Demick tells the story of Ngaba, Sichuan, who became the world capital of Buddhist self-immolations.