China's Xinjiang region has banned the practice of religion in government buildings and will fine those who use the Internet to 'undermine national unity', in a package of regulations aimed at combating separatism in the north-western province.
Prosecutors have begun an investigation into a former senior security official in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang for suspected abuse of power and corruption, the government said on Monday.
The police in Xinjiang, the volatile region of western China, shot dead 11 members of a gang who killed four people and wounded 14 in an attack on a street lined with restaurants and food stalls, official Chinese media said Saturday.
China has drafted a new legislation to deploy troops in counter-terrorism missions abroad with the consent of the nations involved, a law if passed could enable Chinese military to directly take on Xinjiang militants active in neighbourhood countries including Pakistan.
A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.