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China’s new terrorism law provokes anger in U.S., concern at home
March 5, 2015
Pedestrians walk past anti-terror propaganda posters pasted along the streets of Urumqi. China’s new draft counterterrorism law is provoking widespread condemnation. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

A new draft counterterrorism law here is provoking unusually strong condemnation, from multinational companies trying to do business in China to domestic dissidents trying to stay out of jail and from global human rights groups to foreign health workers.

China: Draconian anti-terror law an assault on human rights
March 4, 2015

The proposed new anti-terror law in China would be a targeted assault on freedom of religion and expression, as well as the rights of ethnic minorities, Amnesty International warned.

450 killed in China's Xinjiang last year, mostly Uighurs: group
March 4, 2015
Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Urumqi, the capital of farwest China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014 ©Goh Chai Hin (AFP/File)

More than 450 people were killed in China's restive mainly Muslim Xinjiang region last year, a rights group said -- with three times as many deaths among members of the Uighur minority than ethnic Han Chinese.

China’s Military Budget Increasing 10% for 2015, Official Says
March 4, 2015
 Chinese marines cleaning their rifles at a base in Jilin Province. Military spending is expected to climb to $145 billion, second only to the United States. Credit China Daily/Reuters

The Chinese military budget for 2015 will be about 10 percent bigger than last year’s, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, meaning that such spending is growing at a pace faster than the overall growth rate of the Chinese economy.

As Many as 700 Died in Xinjiang Violence Over Last Two Years, Rights Group Says
March 3, 2015
Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Ethnic Uyghurs were three times as likely as Han Chinese to have been killed, the group says in a report.

Lawyer pushes for release of Uighur family
March 3, 2015
Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

A lawyer has lodged a complaint with the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court over the prolonged detention of 17 Muslim migrants.

China to sign New Silk Road investment deals next month, state media report
February 28, 2015

China will sign a series of flagship agreements with countries including Kazakhstan and Pakistan next month as part of Beijing’s plan to revive economic development along the ancient Silk Road, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Friday.

Draft Chinese Law Paves Way for Counter-terror Operations Abroad
February 28, 2015
People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers pour snow from a tire onto their head during a training session in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, December 24, 2014.

China is close to approving a law that will create a legal framework for sending troops abroad on counter-terrorism missions, as Beijing seeks to address the vulnerability of the country's growing global commercial and diplomatic interests.

UHRP issues a Chinese-language version of its report, Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare
Feb 24, 2014
Rumors, Suspicion, Hysteria Chinese cover

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) issues a Chinese-language version of its report Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare.

To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi
Jul 2, 2013

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.

Sacred Right Defiled: China’s Iron-Fisted Repression of Uyghur Religious Freedom
Apr 30, 2013

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the repression of religious freedom among Uyghurs in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).