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Six Dead in Police Shooting in China's Restive Xinjiang

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:15
Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

An exile Uyghur group casts doubt on official media reports of attempted suicide bombers.

Xinjiang unrest: Police shoot six dead

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:12

Police in China's Xinjiang province have shot dead six people who they say were trying to detonate a bomb, local media report.

Kyrgyzstan Sends Three Who Crossed Border Back To China

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:10
Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) holds talks with his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambaev in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 11, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)

Kyrgyz authorities have returned three Chinese citizens to Chinese authorities after detaining them last week for crossing the border illegally.

China punishes 17 officials over Xinjiang violence

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 20:03
Huge interest ... Chinese Communist Party leader of Xinjiang, Zhang Chunxian, is met by a media scrum after he defended the government's hard-line policies in the country's far west.

China has punished 17 officials for lapses in connection with explosions and riots in the Xinjiang region in September, state media said, as the regional Communist Party boss said the fight against "terrorism" was getting "more intense".

U.S. Calls On China To Stop Targeting Uyghur Journalist's Family

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:50

The U.S. State Department says it is concerned that three brothers of a Washington-based ethnic Uyghur journalist have been imprisoned because of his work.

China uses long-range intimidation of U.S. reporter to suppress Xinjiang coverage

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:33
Shohret Hoshur, Washington-based reporter for Radio Free Asia. According to a RFA statement, the harassment of Hoshur’s family started in 2009 after he reported on a Uighur torture victim, but threats from officials had accelerated in recent months. (Smith Augustin Jr. /Radio Free Asia/Courtesy of Smith Augustin Jr. /Radio Free Asia)

The Chinese government has imprisoned the three brothers of a Washington-based reporter for Radio Free Asia, apparently intensifying its suppression of free speech and coverage of the troubled province of Xinjiang.

'Illnesses, Deaths Among Uyghur Refugees in Thai Detention Centers'

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 13:32
Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

Many are suffering from physical and psychological illnesses, Uyghur filmmaker says.

State Security Indictments, Cult Trials Up in Xi Jinping's 2013

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:44
Zhao Haitong, seen in a detention center, was reportedly arrested in August 2013 and sentenced to 14 years in October 2014 for crimes including inciting subversion. Zhao was one of many arrested for ESS crimes during 2013, Xi's first year as party secretary. Photo credit: RFA

Statistics recently released in China Law Yearbook (CLY) call into question earlier data reported by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) and indicate that in 2013 indictments for crimes of endangering state security (ESS) reached the second highest level on record.

China's long-distance tactic to suppress Uighur coverage

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 22:33
Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur accepts silver medal at the New York Festivals radio awards ceremony.

When we conduct the research for our annual list of jailed journalists, we rely on a range of sources.

People Around the World Are Voluntarily Submitting to China’s Great Firewall. Why?

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 22:27
This photo illustration taken on March 12, 2014, shows the logo of Chinese instant messaging platform called WeChat, which has taken the country by storm in just three years.

By Nathan Freitas
Jan. 6 2015 10:00 AM

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