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Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Apr 19, 2017

Marriages must be held at government-sanctioned venues with approved officiants, sources say.

Apr 18, 2017

In China, you can use WeChat for just about everything, but there is one thing that WeChat won’t let you do: discuss politically sensitive topics in a group.

A large-scale anti-terror exercise was held in Hotan in February.
Apr 17, 2017

Sixteen police officers and two civilians share just over 1m yuan for helping to maintain order in Hotan, scene of two attacks in recent months

Apr 17, 2017

Man held after paramilitary police operation on Hainan island, but little information given in state media about his identity or alleged crimes

A Uyghur security guard patrols a Uyghur neighborhood in Aksu prefecture of northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Apr. 17, 2015.
Apr 14, 2017

Observers say the practice is part of a greater problem of ethnic inequality in the region.

The Justice Ministry said the new system was aimed at helping the public seeking legal services to narrow their search. Pictured, the Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court. Photo: Simon Song
Apr 14, 2017

The Justice Ministry will rank members of the profession according to how well they have served authorities, with experience and skills counting for less

 President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, April 7, 2017, in Palm Beach, Florida.
Apr 14, 2017

Following the recent U.S. airstrikes on Syria, Chinese state media denounced the move by President Trump, staying true to Beijing’s commitment to non-interference.

A file picture of paramilitary policemen taking part in a rally in Kashgar in Xinjiang in February. Photo: Reuters
Apr 13, 2017

Altay the latest part of the restive region to offer cash incentives to catch terrorists, amid spate of violent attacks blamed on Islamist separatists

Apr 13, 2017

Study the first systematic research into image censorship of one topic on the hugely popular Chinese instant messaging app, according to researchers

Herdsmen transfer their sheep to autumn pastures in Jigin county, Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture, in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Aug. 14, 2016.
Apr 12, 2017

They want the men to prevent separatists and extremists in Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture from crossing the border.

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