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China sentences 32 in Xinjiang for "terror" videos

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:40
Paramilitary policemen stand on a truck as they travel along a street during an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 23, 2014

China sentenced 32 people in its western Xinjiang region to prison terms for downloading or sending "violent terror" videos, state media said, as authorities crackdown on people they say are Islamists and separatists behind recent attacks.

City struggling to keep local Uighurs in check

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:36
Uigur residents sit in front of a shop in Xinjiang province, China. The Turkic-speaking Muslim majority and Chinese-speaking Han live side by side in this strategically important region rich with oil, gas and minerals, but separatists have been fighting for an independent homeland for the past 150 years. Photograph: Getty Images

Yining: a hotspot of opposition to Beijing rule

Press Availability in Beijing, China

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 20:57

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Security presence adds to tensions between Uighurs and Han Chinese

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 20:53
Armed police patrol a market in Urumqi in northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Muslim factions feel their culture is under attack as Beijing cracks the whip

Halliburton's new China JV targets Xinjiang tight oil, gas

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 20:49

A newly formed oil service joint venture between a private Chinese firm and U.S. oil service giant Halliburton Co plans to focus on tapping tight oil and gas reserves in China's remote western region of Xinjiang.

Video: Muslims in China confront obstacles to Ramadan fasting

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 20:45

Chinese Muslims say they are facing growing discrimination within their country, after officials banned students and civil servants in the western region of Xinjiang from observing fasting rituals during the month of Ramadan.

Four Arrested in Stabbing Death of Xinjiang Police Officer

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:49
Security forces participate in a military drill in Hotan, Xinjiang, June 6, 2014.

The officer had recently been tasked to run an anti-terror campaign in the region.

Kashgar College in Xinjiang Threatens Fasting Muslim Students With Expulsion

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:46
Kashgar Normal College distributes bottles of water and free food to Muslim students in an apparent bid to discourage them from fasting during Ramadan, July 8, 2014.

College administrators distribute bottles of water and offer free lunches to students during Ramadan, and those who refuse are blacklisted.

Xinjiang serves as backdrop to US-China dialogue

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:43

Questions of 'comprehensive security' collaborations will kick off the annual meeting of US and Chinese leaders

US URGES CHINA TO REMOVE RAMADAN RESTRICTIONS

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:40
Tourists take photos of a mosque near the city bazaar in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, July 5, 2013

United States yesterday, joined the international community to condemn Chinese authorities' ban on Uighur civil servants and students from observing the Ramadan fast

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