Religious Curbs in Xinjiang ‘Increases Potential’ For Violent Extremism

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:21
Security forces participate in a military drill in Hotan, in northwest China's Xinjiang region, June 6, 2014.

Beijing’s new religious freedom restrictions on ethnic minority Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang amid an anti-terror campaign could trigger new violence in the already restive region, the United States warned Monday

Xinjiang violence 'leaves 13 Han Chinese dead'

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:18
Chinese authorities have stepped up the security presence in key Xinjiang towns and cities

A Chinese official says 13 people were killed on Monday in the latest outbreak of violence in the western region of Xinjiang.

Profile: China's fallen security chief Zhou Yongkang

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:16
Zhou Yongkang quickly rose from an oil field technician to become one of China's top politicians

Zhou Yongkang was one of the nine most senior politicians in China until 2012, but has now fallen from grace.

Concerns Grow Over China's Confucius Institutes

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:13
The headquarters of the Confucius Institute in Beijing, in a file photo.

U.S. academics say the institutions largely run themselves, and limit what can be taught in their classrooms.

Chinese Authorities Jail 17 Uyghurs Over Shooting Protest

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 17:30
Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.

The Uyghurs are ordered imprisoned between six months and seven years after a hushed-up trial.

China imposes airline-like restrictions on bus passengers in Xinjiang capital

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:57

China has banned bus passengers in the capital of western Xinjiang region from carrying items ranging from cigarette lighters to yogurt, state media said on Friday, in the latest effort by authorities to prevent violent attacks.

Book Review: 'The Emperor Far Away' by David Eimer

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:57

China discourages Uighurs from practicing Islam. This year during Ramadan, state media declared that fasting is unhealthy.

Twitter Acts Quickly on Suspect Pro-China Accounts

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:48
A screen grab of a since-suspended Twitter account that Free Tibet identified as fake.

Just hours after The New York Times posted an article about bogus Twitter accounts dedicated to spreading pro-China propaganda — and a Tibetan advocacy group demanded that the company take action — Twitter appears to have hit the kill switch on a score of the suspect accounts.

Beijing assembles people's army to crush China terrorists with an iron fist

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:32

Headline-grabbing “people’s war” on terrorism is a nationwide crackdown designed to show that president Xi Jinping’s Communist Party is taking charge

Fleeing Uygurs caught using Rohingya trafficking networks are stuck in limbo

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:24
More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12, 2014

Hundreds of suspected Uygurs are being held in Thai immigration camps while officials try to validate their desperate claims of Turkish nationality. Deportation to China, they know, could be a deadly fate, writes Gabrielle Paluch


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