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22 Killed in Farmers' Market Attack in Xinjiang's Kashgar Prefecture
October 19, 2014

Police say the attack was staged by Uyghur men armed with knives and explosives.

FCC: China's Restive Borderlands: Is Beijing Losing Control of its Most Distant Lands?
October 17, 2014
David Eimer

China’s frontiers have never been more volatile. In western Xinjiang, terrorist attacks by the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority native to the region have increased sharply, as dissatisfaction with both Beijing’s rule and mass immigration to the region by Han Chinese spills over into violence.

Kashgar, Nanjiang
October 17, 2014

Xinjiang will soon see the launch of its first high-speed railway train that will run from Lanzhou city in neighboring Gansu province to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang.

Weaponised
October 17, 2014

Most Chinese police have long gone without firearms. In the wake of terrorist incidents, that is changing

EU, China agree to step up cooperation against terrorism - EU
October 16, 2014
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy (C) and President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso in Milan, Italy, Oct. 15, 2014. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

Leaders from China and the European Union agreed to step up cooperation to counter extremism and terrorism in the Middle East and Africa, the EU said on Thursday.

New U.N. rights boss says in talks with China on Tibet visit
October 16, 2014
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Jordan's Zeid Raad al-Hussein speaks during a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

The new United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday at his first media briefing in the job that he wanted to visit Tibet and was talking to Chinese authorities about a trip there.

China broadcaster says Xinjiang attack mastermind sought Islamic state
October 15, 2014

A mastermind of violence in China's Xinjiang region in which almost 100 people were killed sought to establish an Islamic state, official media said on Wednesday, reinforcing government warnings about an Islamist threat.

Investment funds heading for Xinjiang, chasing economic development
October 15, 2014

Investment funds are flowing into China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Xinjiang-related stocks are rising steadily in the Chinese stock market, outpacing the performance of the Shanghai Composite Index.

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).