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Interview: China Can Learn From Scottish Independence Referendum
September 22, 2014

Exiled Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer says that the recent vote in Scotland can provide a peaceful model for China to resolve ethnic conflicts.

Fresh Blasts in China's Xinjiang Kill at Least Two, Injure 'Dozens'
September 22, 2014
Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

The explosions come amid tight security ahead of the National Day holiday and a major Muslim festival.

Interactive: China's Uighur unrest
September 22, 2014

Ethnic violence has wrecked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.

China's war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in Xinjiang
September 22, 2014
 July 30, 2014 A Uighur woman wearing a gown for the Eid holiday leaves her house. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in China’s Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns and villages of southern Xinjiang, it was a time of fear, repression, and violence.

China wrong on Xinjiang
September 22, 2014
Armed police in Xinjiang, keeping watch at Urumqi tourist attraction International Grand Bazaar, will be conducting all-day patrols to make sure nothing goes wrong during the anniversary of the July 5, 2009 riots. -- PHOTO: CNS

China has embarked on a dangerous and self-defeating mission in troubled Xinjiang province and should reverse course as quickly as it can.

'Deadly blasts' in China's restive Xinjiang region
September 22, 2014

Two people have been killed and others hurt in a series of blasts in China's Xinjiang region, Chinese media say.

China’s Xinjiang region hit by series of explosions
September 22, 2014
Uighurs in old Kashgar, Xinjiang. Rights groups say cultural and religious oppression of Uighurs has fuelled resentment. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

At least two people killed and many injured in blasts in at least three locations in ethnically divided area of China’s far west

Deadly blasts rock Xinjiang
September 22, 2014

An explosion hit a shopping area in Luntai county, and two more blasts were reported in nearby towns

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).