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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at right shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu after a joint press conference held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)
Aug 3, 2017

Turkey’s top diplomat vowed Thursday to root out militants plotting against China, signaling closer cooperation against suspected Uighur militants hailing from China’s far west who have long been a sore point in bilateral relations.

Aug 2, 2017

Another 10 Uighur students were forcibly returned by the Egyptian authorities back to China, bringing the total to 22 in July, while approximately 200 more remain at risk of being forcibly returned to the country.

An Uyghur at his fabric shop at Grand Bazaar in Kashgar,
Aug 2, 2017

As Egypt cracks down on Uyghur students, Chinese Muslims in Cairo are torn between economic opportunity and their faith.

Dolkun Isa
Aug 2, 2017

We are deeply troubled and highly alarmed at the news that the General Secretary of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress, Dolkun Isa, was detained on July 26th by plainclothes policemen of the Divisione Investigazioni Generali e Operazioni Speciali (DIGOS)

Border crossing between China's Xinjiang and Kazakhstan at Jeminay, in undated photo,
Aug 1, 2017

Detainees, who include an imam, are being targeted over connections with Kazakhstan and for discussing emigration on social media.

Ethnic Uighur Muslims pray at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang province © Reuters
Aug 1, 2017

Students detained and deported from Egypt as Beijing clampdown goes global

An ethnic Uighur woman walks with her children in Kashgar, Xinjiang, on June 28, 2017. Kevin Frayer—Getty Images
Aug 1, 2017

A restive region of northwestern China has just altered its family planning policy to no longer allow ethnic minorities to have more children than other residents, in what the state-run media says is a testament to the government's commitment to "ethnic equality."

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a ceremony to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Aug 1, 2017

China will not be an aggressor, but will defend Hong Kong and all its territories from any threat, president says

Jul 31, 2017

Egyptian police have arrested dozens of members of Egypt’s Uyghur community, many of whom are students at Al-Azhar University, over the last few weeks as part of a plan to deport them to China, where the students believe that they will be arrested by Chinese state authorities on accusations of belonging to terrorist groups.

Software made by foreign companies to help users skirt China’s internet filters has vanished from Apple’s app store on the mainland. Credit Ng Han Guan/Associated Press
Jul 31, 2017

China appears to have received help on Saturday from an unlikely source in its fight against tools that help users evade its Great Firewall of internet censorship: Apple.

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