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‘De-radicalizing’ Xinjiang, One Bad Pop Song at a Time

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:35

Authorities hope the saccharine 'Little Apple' can calm tensions in the western region.

Proposed ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Law Legitimizes Human Rights Violations in China

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 19:58
Sophie Richardson, China Director at Human Rights Watch, speaks on China's treatment of dissidents and their families during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Sept. 24, 2013. Richardson recently published a report saying that the proposed Chinese anti-terrorism law is intended to legitimize human rights abuses. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images).  More in Chinese Regime In this screenshot from a Chinese Central Television interview, Liu Han, former Chinese mining tycoon, is show

The Chinese regime is drafting its own anti-terrorism legislation to combat terrorists. Yet in the eyes the international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), it is simply a tactic for legitimizing human rights violations in the country.

World Responds to Jailings of RFA Uyghur Service Reporter’s Brothers

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:32

Chinese authorities have long targeted Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service journalist Shohret Hoshur for his coverage of sensitive issues in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Chinese Imams Forced to Dance

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:41
Imams were forced to brandish the slogan that "our income comes from the CKP not from Allah".

In another crackdown on religious freedoms, China has forced the imams of eastern Muslim majority district of Xinjiang to dance in the street, and swear to an oath that they will not teach religion to children as well telling them that prayer is harmful to the soul.

More Than One Million Lack Clean Water in Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:31

A decades-old project has failed more than half the area’s population.

Uighur man's 21-month journey to Turkey – and freedom

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:24

One Uighur man tells AA of his dangerous journey from China to a new life in Turkey, already home to thousands of members of this Muslim minority.

Uighurs flee China for Turkey in search of peace

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:19
YG with his daughter — of the the two children he could take with him — and his wife in Kayseri in central Turkey. The couple had to leave three of their children behind because they could not secure passports for them.Guray Ervin

State crackdowns prompt China’s Uighurs to risk long, perilous journeys in search of security and stability

Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:56
A child stands amid donated items for Uighur migrants in a tent in Kayseri, Turkey. More than 600 Uighurs from China are living in government-supplied apartments in the city, and residents have donated food, furniture and clothing for them. (Glen Johnson / For The Times)

Wearing woolen hats pulled down tight against the winter chill, the newly arrived youngsters from western China scurried around the ramshackle, low-rise apartment complex chasing after soccer balls and drifting balloons.

Kadeer denies Uygurs joining extremists in Syria

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:51
Rebiya Kadeer

The leader of ethnic Uygurs living abroad has denied China's allegation that Uygurs are leaving the country illegally to join Islamic State militants in Syria.

Hundreds of Xinjiang officials probed over their loyalty

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:53
Jiang Zhaoyong, a Beijing-based ethnic affairs expert, says in one way or another the 300-odd officials have threatened the safety of the Communist Party. Photo: AP

The authorities in Xinjiang investigated 355 Communist Party cadres for breaches of party political discipline last year, a six-fold increase over 2013, in a greater attempt to root out disloyal members.

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