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Xi's Washington Visit Crashed by Unwelcome Guest

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:51

Just ahead of Thursday's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Beijing is protesting a U.S. decision to allow one of his state's highest-profile victims into the country.

Mother of Uyghur who Disappeared in 2009 Faces Charges Over Interview

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:31
Patigul Ghulam in an undated photo

Patigul Ghulam, detained after discussing her son’s case with RFA in 2014, will be tried for leaking state secrets.

'Strike Hard' Hits Uyghur Family

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:29

Chinese crackdown is blamed for sending two men to prison and its aftermath for causing a pair of deaths.

To silence its critics abroad, China goes after their families at home

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:26
Hüseyin Celil

Beijing is trying to smoke out the authors and publishers of a widely disseminated anonymous letter calling for the resignation of President Xi Jinping.

Coming to a screen near you soon: China’s ‘televised confessions’

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 18:50
China’s culture of televised confession has become one of the more visible aspects of Jinping’s “rule of law with Chinese characteristics” policy. (AP Photo)

At a Communist Party of China (CPC) meet in Beijing in late 2014, President Xi Jinping made a statement that would have made Chairman Mao Zedong proud. The rule of law in China, Xi said, was “a knife whose handle was in the hands of the party and the people”.

Chinese govt offers assistance to identify Uighurs joining MIT

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 18:47
Indonesian police display an image of one of two Uyghur men they say were killed in Central Sulawesi on March 16, 2016.

The Chinese government has announced it will help the police in Central Sulawesi identify Chinese citizens from the Uighur ethnic group in Xinjiang province who have infiltrated Indonesia to join the East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) terror group led by Santoso in Poso, Central Sulawesi.

China uses Brussels tragedy to draw parallel between ISIS and Uyghur “terrorists”

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 13:12

Following a predictable pattern, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has used the recent attacks in Brussels to support its own strong-handed tactics

Even at China’s periphery, economic confidence is dwindling

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 13:08
The effect of the high yuan has become too great for those that import Chinese dried goods.

Haze blurs the view from the deck that wraps around the 13th-floor headquarters of An Da Trading Co. A sandstorm has dimmed the sun, adding to the dusty frontier feeling in China’s distant Xinjiang region, a place closer to Kabul than Beijing.

China Said to Detain Several Over Letter Criticizing Xi

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 13:05
 Chinese security officials have detained several people since a mysterious letter appeared online on March 4 demanding the resignation of President Xi Jinping, above. Credit Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Chinese security officers appear to have detained several people in their investigation of a mysterious, fiery online letter posted this month that strongly criticized President Xi Jinping and demanded that he resign.

China Detains 41 Uyghurs Who Skipped a Funeral of a Local Communist Functionary

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 10:49

Locals dismiss police claims that low turnout a sign of radicalism, say it reflects normal frosty community relations with the ruling party.

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