Hu Jia lies in a Beijing hospital, receiving treatment for acute pancreatitis, in late April. Photo courtesy of a Hu Jia supporter
May 4, 2017

Hu was rushed to hospital last weekend with acute pancreatitis and 'could die at any minute,' fellow activists say.

In this Aug. 23, 2016, photo, U.N. Special Rapporteur Philip Alston gestures during a press conference in Beijing. In a final report emailed to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 2. 2017, the U.N. envoy on human rights says he was followed by security officers during an official trip to China and that some civil society representatives he met with were intimidated and faced reprisals. Alston said the Chinese government's conduct was at odds with the need for U.N. experts to have the freedom to assess situ
May 3, 2017

 A U.N. representative on human rights said that he was followed by security officers in disguise during an official trip to China and that some activists he met with may have suffered intimidation and retaliation.

Xinjiang, which has been China’s main battleground in the fight against terrorism, neighbours eight countries, including Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.(Reuters File Photo)
May 2, 2017

Xinjiang needs to enhance cooperation in exchanging terrorism-related intelligence with neighbouring countries, deputy chairman of the region said.

May 1, 2017

Freedom House’s newly released Freedom of the Press 2017 report found that there has been a drastic global decline in press freedom over the past year amid growing media threats in both democratic countries as well as authoritarian states.

Apr 28, 2017

Large-scale farming and oil exploration are drying out the area’s karez wells.

Apr 28, 2017

Earlier this month, authorities in China's western Xinjiang province were reported as banning 29 Islamic names, including 'Muhammad'.

Shopkeepers line up with wooden clubs to perform their daily anti-terror drill outside the bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Apr 27, 2017

Young members of China's Uighur Muslim minority should "love the motherland" and learn Mandarin to help fight a perception they are "terrorists", Uighur members of the ruling Communist Party said in state media on Thursday.

Apr 27, 2017

Since 2004, the Chinese government has planted Confucius Institutes that offer Chinese language and culture courses at colleges and universities around the world—including more than 100 in the United States

Apr 26, 2017

Nearly 40 were arrested in the sweep, including several sets of siblings, an official says.

Walking past a mosque in Kashgar, a city in China’s western region of Xinjiang. More than 10 million Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority group, live in the region. Credit Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times
Apr 25, 2017

The Chinese government, further tightening its grip on Muslims in western China, has prohibited parents from choosing names like “Muhammad,” “Arafat” and “Jihad” for their children.


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