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An execution chamber in Texas. The US last year carried out its lowest number of death sentences since 1991. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP
Apr 11, 2017

Amnesty criticises 'rogue state' China as global death penalty toll falls

A child sleeps as a riot shield leans on a stall at the bazaar in Hotan, Xinjiang late last month. Photo: Reuters
Apr 10, 2017

A senior Uighur Communist Party official in China's far-western Xinjiang has urged Uighur cadres to reveal "two-faced people" and "clean them out", the latest in a string of senior figures to single out their own ethnic group in the restive region.

In this March 18, 2017 photo, Tao Yingsheng, the imam at the Nangang mosque, stands in the mosque in Hefei in central China's Anhui province. On the dusty plains of the Chinese heartland, the bitter fight over the mosque illustrates how a surge in anti-Muslim sentiment online is spilling over into the real world. If left unchecked, scholars say, such attitudes risk inflaming simmering ethnic tensions that have in past erupted in bloodshed. (AP Photo/Gerry Shih)
Apr 10, 2017

The flood of angry anti-Muslim rhetoric on social media was the first sign of how fiercely the suburban middle-class homeowners in this central China city opposed a planned mosque in their neighborhood. It quickly escalated into something more sinister.

Apr 7, 2017

PEN America and he Uyghur American Association are among seven groups asking President Donald Trump to voice human rights concerns with Chinese President Xi Jinping when they meet in Florida beginning Thursday.

Apr 6, 2017

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on President Trump to demand an end to the denial of religious freedom for Chinese Christians and Uighur Muslims during his meeting on Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited SWAT team in Kashgar, Xinjiang, on 27th, 2014
Apr 5, 2017

A senior Uighur official in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has admonished other Communist Party "cadres" from the mostly Muslim Uighur minority for failing to pull their weight in the fight against terrorism, state media said.

A Tibetan reacts as he is detained by police during a protest held to mark the 58th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India, March 10, 2017.CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS
Apr 5, 2017

China disclosed a plan Monday to increase the number of citizens speaking Mandarin to 80 percent by 2020.

Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Apr 4, 2017

The inspections come weeks after a deadly attack carried out by Uyghurs in the region.

A combination of file photos showing Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) in London's Heathrow Airport, October 19, 2015 and (R) U.S. President Donald Trump listening to questions from reporters in New York, U.S., January 9, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters
Apr 4, 2017

Torture, ‘Disappearances,’ Crackdown on Civil Society Activists

Mar 31, 2017

China has banned "abnormal" beards and the wearing of veils in public places as it imposes a "great wall of iron" in its far western Xinjiang region.

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