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China police fire on Tibetans after self-immolations: rights group

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

Chinese police have fired on Tibetan protesters demonstrating after a series of deadly self-immolations by people from Tibet campaigning against Chinese rule of their Himalayan region, a rights group said on Friday.

Turkey's diplomatic steps save lives of Uyghur refugees in Thailand

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00
Suspected Turkish migrants sit after being detained at a rubber plantation in Hat Yai district of Songkhla province southern Thailand Thursday, March 13, 2014. AP Photo

Thanks to diplomatic actions taken by Turkey and the United Nations, some 300 Uyghur refugees in Thailand will not be sent to China, from where they had escaped and face death if they return.

Note to “The Diplomat” and Shannon Tiezzi: Uyghur is Not a Dialect of Chinese

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

In her Dec 24 analysis of a document designed to guide China’s future ethnic policies, China’s Prescription for ‘Improving Ethnic Work’, Shannon Tiezzi makes a reference to “local dialects”

Detained ‘Religious Extremists’ Mostly Uyghur Women And Children

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 08:24

Nearly all the members of a group of people detained by authorities in southwestern China near the border with Vietnam over the weekend are ethnic Uyghur women and children from China’s restive Xinjiang region, a source said Thursday.

Chinese Authorities Kill ‘Religious Extremist,’ Detain 21 Others

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 10:38

Chinese state media says the group was illegally crossing into Vietnam.

Chinese Police Kill 'Religious Extremist'

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:43

Chinese police in the southwestern province of Guangxi stopped a group of "religious extremists" from illegally crossing into neighboring Vietnam after shooting one person dead and detaining 21 others, local authorities said.

China, Thailand up fight against illegals

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:41
Suspected Uighurs are transported back to a detention facility in Songkhla province after visiting women and children at a separate shelter in this March 26 file photo. (Reuters photo)

Thailand and China have agreed to step up cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration and terror, the Chinese government said Wednesday, as Thailand deals with an influx of Uighurs from China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang.

China detains Uighurs 'fleeing to Vietnam'

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:39
Human rights groups blame Beijing for systematic oppression of ethnic Uighurs [EPA]

Forty-three people, including 19 children, arrested as they attempted to flee to Vietnam to escape "oppression".

Taxi Ride in Xinjiang Reveals Ethnic Strains

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:50

In the video “On the Silk Road, Oil and Tensions,” Jonah M. Kessel explores the ethnic tensions amid the energy abundance of Xinjiang. Below, he describes an encounter during his journey.

China’s Prescription for ‘Improving Ethnic Work’

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:23
Uyghurs

A new document from Beijing outlines a strategy for strengthening ethnic unity in China.

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