China: The Best and the Worst Place to Be a Muslim Woman

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:54

The officially atheist state has emboldened Muslim women in central China while marginalizing them in the far west.

Govt urged to adhere to rights principles when assessing Uighurs

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:49

The government has to adhere to human-rights principles and give Uighur migrants access to the justice system before they are repatriated, said the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) after a meeting with concerned agencies.

China State Media’s Ramadan Rally

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:38

When reports of Chinese restrictions on religious observance and fasting during Ramadan sparked international protests earlier this month, Beijing was quick to condemn the criticism, denying that any such curbs existed.

Cambodia Praises Thailand for Deporting Uighurs to China

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:00
Demonstrators shout slogans as they attend a protest in front of the Thai Embassy in Ankara protesting the deportation of 100 Uighurs from Thailand. Photo: Reuters

Cambodian officials are praising Thailand’s decision to deport 109 Muslim Uighur immigrants back to China last week.

Terrified of returning to Xinjiang

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:40

Uighurs say China's policies are encouraging radicalisation in the region.

China’s Crackdown on Minorities: Tibetans, Uyghurs Denied Passports

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 20:34

Human Rights Watch has released a report alleging that China has developed a two-tiered passport system designed to prevent the nation’s Tibetans and ethnic Uyghur population from leaving the country

Muslim body issues Uighur plea

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 20:31
The Chularatchamontri (also known as the Sheikhul Islam) Aziz Phitakkumpon has not spoken directly in public about the rendition of more than 100 Uighurs to China, but his office now has joined calls to the government to halt the renditions and to explain its previous actions. (Bangkok Post file photo)

The Council for Humanitarian Networking of the Sheikhul Islam Office has urged the government not to deport the remaining Uighur migrants in Thailand to China.

Shifting Reports on China Police Shooting Raise Questions Over Xinjiang Link

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 21:47
    The sun rises behind a Chinese paramilitary police officer.     Bloomberg News

Just hours after a deadly police shooting in China this week, several leading Chinese media outlets took down reports that tied the incident to alleged terrorists from the restive region of Xinjiang—a move that signaled an apparent shift in the official version of events.

Behind the veil: China’s policies in restive Xinjiang hurt traditional minority businesses

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 21:43
Uygur women wearing headscarfs shop at a bazaar in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP

The Chinese authorities in the region - home to mostly Muslim Uygurs - have banned veils and other Islamic coverings

Uighur saga harms Thai rights record

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 21:23
A man removes broken glass from a window of the Thai consulate in Istanbul, Turkey after a mob attack following the forced deportation of 109 Uighurs to China last Thursday. The move heightened tensions between Ankara and Beijing over the treatment of the Turkic language-speaking and largely Muslim minority. (Reuters photo)

The deportation of 109 Turkic ethnic Uighurs, including women and children, to China last week has proved another setback to the military government's foreign affairs policies as the world pours condemnation on Bangkok, rather than Beijing, for its cloak-and-dagger move.


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