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Chinese authorities have ordered hundreds of thousands of motorists to install GPS tracking devices in their vehicles. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters
Feb 21, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of vehicles affected by edict covering part of Xinjiang following outbreaks of violence – and no petrol for owners who don’t comply

In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, vehicles run on the snow-covered road in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. A prefecture in China’s Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks. Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the regulation on Sunday, shortly after thousands of heavily armed police paraded in Urumqi and Communis
Feb 21, 2017

 A prefecture in China’s far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks.

Feb 21, 2017

Hundreds of black clad, rifle-toting soldiers took to the streets of Urumqi as officials announce terrorist activity will be ‘smashed to pieces’

Feb 21, 2017

Chinese officials in the western region of Xinjiang, an area troubled by occasional acts of ethnic violence and domestic terrorism, ordered paramilitary units and police officers to attend large rallies in the past week as a show of force.

Officals from Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture government in southeastern Xinjiang discuss stability maintenance policies program, Feb. 19.
Feb 20, 2017

The move is part of an "anti-terrorism, stability maintenance" operation that aims to track all vehicles in the region eventually.

China's People's Armed Police strike fear in Xinjiang. (Photo : Xinhua)
Feb 20, 2017

China has the largest budget for suppressing internal dissent in the world -- far exceeding the money it spends on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) that defends it from external threats -- and a massive military rally yesterday in Muslim dominated Xinjiang province shows where that money is being spent.

The government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marched thousands of armed officers through the region's southern city of Kashgar in a shock and awe campaign against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism. 2017-02-17
Feb 17, 2017

The government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marched thousands of armed officers through the region's southern city of Hotan in a shock and awe campaign against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism.

Uighur women in Xinjiang demand to know the whereabouts of Uighur men who were detained or "disappeared" by security forces after the protests. July 2009
Feb 17, 2017

Number of human rights organisations writes a joint Letter to the UN Human Rights Council calling for a sustaining attention to human rights violations in China

Uyghur workers clearing a ditch during the hashar, Nov. 2016.
Feb 16, 2017

Chinese authorities say they have outlawed the practice, but the region’s Uyghurs still have to work for free.

Since coming to power in 2012, Xi Jinping has overseen a sweeping crackdown on civil society. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Feb 16, 2017

Report details use of torture by Chinese security agencies – including beatings, stress positions and sleep deprivation – to force activists to confess ‘crimes’

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