Three security officers were killed and one was wounded in a stabbing attack on Tuesday at a road checkpoint near Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road oasis in the far west of China, according to Xinhua, the state news agency.
Violence and bloodshed marring the first two days of the Beijing Olympics provided a dramatic reminder that there is no such thing as perfect security in a country as vast as China, with so many people nursing grievances against the authoritarian government.
On July 29, I became the first Uighur leader to meet with a sitting U.S. President at the White House. Our meeting sent a message to Beijing on the eve of the Olympics: that the Chinese government's human rights abuses against the Uighur people cannot be ignored.
A new 37-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the effects of the Xinjiang Work Forum, held in May 2010, which heralded an unprecedented state-led development push in East Turkestan.
A new 89-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) documents the Chinese state’s top-down destruction of Uyghur communities in Kashgar and throughout East Turkestan, in a targeted and highly politicized push that Chinese officials have accelerated in the wake of turbulent unrest in the region in 2009.