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Chinese War On Terror May Breed Extremists
September 1, 2014
Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

Sky News has obtained rare access to China's Xinjiang Province to investigate reports Muslims are being targeted and oppressed by the government.

China’s campaign for mixed marriages spreads to troubled Xinjiang
September 1, 2014
A Uighur couple dance at their wedding Aug. 2 in Kashgar, a city in China's restive Xinjiang region. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China is offering cash rewards for interracial marriages in its troubled Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, according to news reports, mirroring a policy now being promoted in Tibet.

China Offers Cash For Marriage to Promote Assimilation in Xinjiang
August 29, 2014
A Uyghur family at home in Xinjiang's Kashgar Prefecture, Aug. 16, 2013.

Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have announced a slew of cash incentives for interracial marriages between members of ethnic minority groups and majority Han Chinese, local officials said.

Uyghur linguist sentenced to 18-month prison term in China
August 29, 2014
Abduweli Ayup

The LSA has learned from news reports published this week that Abduweli Ayup has been ordered to pay a large fine and continue his detention in a Chinese prison for the next six months.

Uygurs seek independent probe into Xinjiang riots
August 28, 2014

An organization of ethnic Uygurs living abroad is demanding an independent international investigation into last month's riots in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

China's Mandarin Teaching Drive Sparks Uyghur Anger
August 28, 2014
A teacher leads a group of Uyghur children exercising on a school ground in Kashgar in the Xinjiang region, Nov. 8, 2013.

Beijing posts dozens of teachers to regional schools to accelerate Chinese-language proficiency.

Guanghui Wins Approval to Import Crude as China Opens Xinjiang
August 28, 2014
Oil fields in Karamay

Guanghui Energy Ltd., a Shanghai-listed (600256) explorer with overseas oil assets, became the first non-state company this year to be allowed to import crude as China’s government opens resource-rich Xinjiang to private investment.

Can this cartoon Muslim princess soothe China’s ethnic tensions?
August 27, 2014

Princess Fragrant is the eponymous star of a 104-episode animation series from China in which the Uyghur princess, alongside her brother and their Han and Kazakh friends, embark on a quest to save her captured father.

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).