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Dozens of Uyghurs Shot Dead in Riots in Xinjiang’s Yarkand County
July 29, 2014
Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

At least two sources say the death toll may have exceeded 50 but the information cannot be officially verified.

China’s grim religious freedom problem
July 29, 2014

While last month marked the 25th anniversary of China’s silencing freedom in Tiananmen Square, this month China has been cementing this grim legacy — particularly regarding religious freedom.

China Cuts Off Internet Near Kashgar Amid Reports of Deadly Violence
July 29, 2014
Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

New reports point to deaths and injuries amid a government information blackout.

Religious Curbs in Xinjiang ‘Increases Potential’ For Violent Extremism
July 29, 2014
Security forces participate in a military drill in Hotan, in northwest China's Xinjiang region, June 6, 2014.

Beijing’s new religious freedom restrictions on ethnic minority Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang amid an anti-terror campaign could trigger new violence in the already restive region, the United States warned Monday

Xinjiang violence 'leaves 13 Han Chinese dead'
July 29, 2014
Chinese authorities have stepped up the security presence in key Xinjiang towns and cities

A Chinese official says 13 people were killed on Monday in the latest outbreak of violence in the western region of Xinjiang.

Profile: China's fallen security chief Zhou Yongkang
July 29, 2014
Zhou Yongkang quickly rose from an oil field technician to become one of China's top politicians

Zhou Yongkang was one of the nine most senior politicians in China until 2012, but has now fallen from grace.

Concerns Grow Over China's Confucius Institutes
July 29, 2014
The headquarters of the Confucius Institute in Beijing, in a file photo.

U.S. academics say the institutions largely run themselves, and limit what can be taught in their classrooms.

Chinese Authorities Jail 17 Uyghurs Over Shooting Protest
July 26, 2014
Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.

The Uyghurs are ordered imprisoned between six months and seven years after a hushed-up trial.

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).