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 Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died of cancer under guard in a hospital, was mourned in Hong Kong on Thursday. Credit Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times
Jul 13, 2017

Liu Xiaobo, the renegade Chinese intellectual who kept vigil at Tiananmen Square in 1989 to protect protesters from encroaching soldiers, promoted a pro-democracy charter that brought him a lengthy prison sentence and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while locked away, died under guard in a hospital on Thursday. He was 61.

Jul 13, 2017

A month riddled with perilous anniversaries offers a showcase for the Communist Party’s upgraded internet controls.

Jul 13, 2017

He is inventing new ways to identify potential inmates

© Provided by AFP Increasingly strict curbs imposed on the mostly Muslim Uighur population have stifled life in the tense Xinjiang region.
Jul 13, 2017

Worshippers quietly passed through metal detectors as they entered the central mosque in China's far western city of Kashgar under the stern gaze of stone-faced police officers.

Jul 12, 2017

University leaders meanwhile meet with official Chinese delegations, deny anyone detained 'on campus.'

Uyghur students are being rounded up in Egypt [Emanuel Stoakes]
Jul 12, 2017

The latest episode in China's international campaign against ethnic Uyghur Muslims is playing out in Egypt's capital, Cairo.

Armed police patrol at the entrance of the South Railway Station in Urumqi. Photo: Reuters
Jul 12, 2017

Traders, business owners and residents in Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, are seeing little benefit from the central government's cash injection, according to about 20 interviews with people in the city.

A Kazakh herdsman grazes a flock of cattle and sheep in Yining county, in Xinjiang's Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, June 20, 2017.
Jul 11, 2017

The death of ethnic Kazakh imam Akmet in police custody is officially blamed on suicide, but those who supported him are being rounded up.

 View of the inner courtyard in Al-Azhar.
Jul 10, 2017

Fearful Uyghurs scramble to get out of Egypt and avoid forced return to China, where they risk torture and arbitrary jailing.

File photo of a mosque at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, from which Uyghur students have been rounded up at China's behest. AFP
Jul 10, 2017

According to media reports, around 150 Uighurs have been detained in Egypt and have either already been, or are currently at imminent risk of, being forcibly returned to China. If returned, they are at real risk of serious human rights violations.

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