It is Ramadan. The Chinese government has mandated all restaurants remain open for business during fasting hours.
Last month, violence in Maralbeshi, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China, left 21 dead. Chinese authorities blamed the deaths on "terrorists," but a BBC reporter who managed to sneak into the region threw the official account into question
UAA President explains the root causes of Kashgar violence and China's heavy-handed crackdown on Uyghur people by means of illegal home searches and arbitrary use of lethal force.
Repressed for over six decades, they often seem to be a forgotten minority in China.
Let's face it: We have little idea what's actually going on in Xinjiang and Tibet.
China yesterday urged the US to condemn what Beijing has called terrorist attacks in Xinjiang instead of lecturing the country on human rights.
A rights group says a recent deadly clash highlights abuses against the minority.
Clashes in the unsettled western Chinese region of Xinjiang killed 21 people, including police officers and local officials, authorities said Wednesday.
Chinese police were Thursday investigating eight suspects arrested in the ethnically divided Xinjiang region after clashes left 21 dead, with authorities reportedly accusing "terrorists" of ambushing police.