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Chinese soldiers participate in an anti-terror drill in Kumul, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, July 8, 2017. © 2017 Reuters
Sep 10, 2017

Muslim Minorities Held for Months in Unlawful Facilities

Sep 8, 2017

Anti-Muslim posters have emerged in China, warning citizens to be aware of 'people with beard, black clothes or black robes'. Among other things, the poster contains: "No smoking/drinking: Be vigilant to underground weekly preaching."

Sep 8, 2017

The flyer showed a restaurant takeout courier carrying two bags — one labeled "halal" for food prepared for Muslims and the other marked "majority food."

A Kazakh herdsman drives cattle and sheep in Xinjiang's Yining county, June 20, 2017.
Sep 8, 2017

Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang deny reports from an ethnically Kazakh region that a man died in police custody on Eid al-Adha.

China says it is facing a growing threat from domestic cults and radical Islam but critics have accused Beijing of a broader pattern of harassment, detention and abuse. AFP
Sep 8, 2017

China has tightened regulations on religious freedom, intensifying punishments for unsanctioned activities and increasing its supervision of certain groups in a bid to "block extremism" and tackle what it sees as internal threats.

Sep 8, 2017

China’s cabinet on Thursday passed new rules to regulate religion to bolster national security, fight extremism and restrict faith practiced outside organizations approved by the state.

Sep 6, 2017

President Bill Clinton once mocked attempts by China to limit free speech online. “Good luck,” he said. “That’s sort of like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall.”

Pro-democracy activists held portraits of the detained Chinese human rights lawyers Jiang Tianyong, background left, and Wang Quanzhang at a protest in Hong Kong this summer. Credit Tengku Bahar/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Sep 6, 2017

China is systematically undermining international human rights groups in a bid to silence critics of its crackdown on such rights at home, a watchdog organization said on Tuesday. The group also faulted the United Nations for failing to prevent the effort, and at times being complicit in it.

Sep 5, 2017

The future of economic development in China's far western Xinjiang region lies behind the shattered glass door of a welcome centre on the outskirts of the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar.

FILE PHOTO: Security cameras are attached to a pole in front of the giant portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong on Beijing's Tiananmen Square, near the Great Hall of the People where the 18th National Party Congress (NPC) is currently being held, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray
Sep 5, 2017

Beijing is waging a campaign of harassment against Chinese activists who seek to testify at the United Nations about repression, while the world body sometimes turns a blind eye or is even complicit, Human Rights Watch said.

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