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Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Oct 24, 2016

More than 350 cadres are sent to the Uyghur region to keep an eye on mosques and Islamic practices.

Oct 24, 2016

Prominent ethnic Uighur economist Ilham Tohti has consistently and unambiguously advocated peacefully for greater understanding and dialogue between various communities, and with China’s government.

Oct 24, 2016

Responding to an increase in violent incidents in Xinjiang and elsewhere in China, authorities launched a nationwide crackdown on terrorism in May of 2014. 

Uyghur students study at a bilingual middle school in Hotan, Xinjiang, in a file photo.
Oct 21, 2016

Parents and educators in Xinjiang are ordered to prevent children practicing religion, while those who do could be sent to 'special schools.'

ap showing location of Ili prefecture in Xinjiang.
Oct 20, 2016

An exile group says the policy is aimed at restricting the movements of the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group.

Oct 20, 2016

Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti celebrates his birthday on 25 October, shortly after he was awarded the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for human rights. But who is he and why is he in prison in China?

The No. 2 Intermediate People's Court in Tianjin in August. A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was convicted of subversion and sentenced to seven years in prison, state media reported -- the third such trial this week as authorities cracked down on dissent. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Oct 20, 2016

A new global ranking finds China is making limited progress

Khalil Mamut has lived in Bermuda for more than seven years after he and three other detainees were dropped off after being transferred from Guantanamo prison.
Oct 19, 2016

Bermuda may be the last place you'd expect to find a former detainee of the Guantanamo detention center, one of the most notorious prisons in the world, but Khalil Mamut has called the beautiful, scenic island in the Atlantic Ocean home for a little more than seven years.

An employee works inside a steel factory in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
Oct 17, 2016

As China has slimmed down its bloated steel sector, the western region of Xinjiang has felt the pain even more than the industry's heartland to the east, threatening efforts to develop a restive area that is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur people.

Zhang Chunxian. Photo: Simon Song
Oct 17, 2016

Zhang moved from Communist Party top job in Xinjiang region, prompting speculation over his future

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