China's President Xi Jinping (pictured, C) reminded top state media outlets to "strictly adhere to the orders of the Chinese Communist Party" during a series of high-profile visits to their headquarters in February
Jun 9, 2016

China's propaganda department, tasked with controlling the media and arts, has been given a slap on the wrist for not being good enough at shaping public opinion, according to a report on a government website.

Map showing location of Ili prefecture in Xinjiang
Jun 8, 2016

Police in China's Ili prefecture near the Kazakh border issue new restrictions on travel documents.

Suspects in the Erawan shrine bombing in Bangkok last August, identified by the ruling junta as Adem Karadag (C) and Yusufu Mieraili (back L), arrive at a military court in Bangkok, Feb. 16, 2016.
Jun 7, 2016

Authorities deny allegations that they beat the Uzbek national while holding him for drug possession.

Jun 7, 2016

Residents of a border district in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang must now provide DNA samples when applying for passports, according to official local media.

Jun 7, 2016

Initiatives for China has serious concerns for the well being of the imprisoned Uyghur refugees who have been on a hunger strike for six days in a Thai immigration detention facility.

A file picture of security forces on patrol in Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters
Jun 7, 2016

Region has been hit by series of attacks blamed on Islamist separatist militants

An elderly Muslim talks to a younger man outside a mosque before Friday prayers in Urumqi, capital of western China's Xinjiang region, May 23, 2014.
Jun 6, 2016

Seventeen Uyghurs are detained over 'pro-Ramadan' propaganda, an exile group says.

Communist Youth League of China held a “beer festival” and “beer competition” just before the start of the holy month, 2015
Jun 6, 2016

China has marked the start of Ramadan with its customary ban on civil servants, students and children in a mainly-Muslim region from taking part in fasting, government websites said as the holy month started on Monday.

Ethnic Uighur men pray at a mosque during Ramadan in Kashgar city, in Xinjiang province August 4, 2011 (Representational image).Reuters file
Jun 6, 2016

Ramadan began on a sad note in Muslim-majority region Xinjiang, home to about 10 million Uyghur (Uighur) Muslims, with a ban on fasting and other restrictions by China. The clampdown covers civil servants, students and children, reported AFP on Monday, citing government websites.

Jun 6, 2016



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