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China starts int’l hunt for train station attacker

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 19:12

China said Monday it had launched an international manhunt for the alleged mastermind behind an attack at a train station last month blamed on extremists from the Muslim Turkic Uighur ethnic group.

Gazprom to sign monumental gas deal with China

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 18:57

Russia and China are due to sign a long-awaited gas contract on Tuesday, in which Beijing could pay up to $456 billion for Russian gas over the next 30 years.

Two Uyghurs Shot Dead After Bombing Raid on Xinjiang Police Station

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 19:41
A crowd of mainly Uyghurs shopping at a bazaar in Hotan, Nov. 6, 2013.

One of them is gunned down even though he emerged unarmed, according to witnesses.

Jailed Uyghur Academic’s Salary Stopped, Wife Says

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 20:31
Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention.

Ilham Tohti's family is struggling to cope with his absence, she says.

Uighur Biker Takes Message of Peace on the Road

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 19:51
Dolkun Tunurganjan has upgraded to motorized transport since beginning his journey on a bicycle a year ago.

Dolkun Tunurganjan has upgraded to motorized transport since beginning his journey on a bicycle a year ago.

Militant Islamist Group Says Deadly Xinjiang Bomb Attack ‘Good News’

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 20:10
A screen grab shows Abdulheq Damolla praising the perpetrators of a knife and bomb attack on the Urumqi South Railway Station in a video released by TIP on May 11, 2014.

The group warns Beijing of more such attacks.

3 Officials Were Killed in Xinjiang During Chinese President’s Visit, Report Says

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 20:04
Uighur children playing on Thursday near a cage that protects heavily armed paramilitary police officers in Urumqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang.

The police in the troubled far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang are seeking assailants who killed three government officials late last month, an act of violence that appears to have been timed to the visit of President Xi Jinping, Radio Free Asia reported on Thursday.

Conference Tells Beijing to Leave Religion Alone

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:52

Lawyers, scholars, and activists say officials have no business meddling in spiritual matters.

Interview: ‘Shift in Attack Target Signals Increasing Uyghur Desperation’

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
Mehmet Tohti in a file photo.

New strategy is aimed at sending a clear message to Beijing and Han Chinese immigrants, a Uyghur expert says.

Three Han Chinese Officials Murdered in Xinjiang During President Xi's Trip

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Two of them had their throats slit and the third was stabbed 31 times, according to police and local officials.

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