Restrictions placed on religion in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have rightly been well documented among groups such as Chinese Christians and Tibetan Buddhists.
Authorities put a stranglehold on reports of violence between Uyghurs and Han Chinese.
Failed policies in China’s minority regions may represent the biggest challenge facing the incoming administration.
As people across the globe shared their hopes and dreams for 2013 with families and friends at the turn of the New Year, reports that Uyghur writer Nurmemet Yasin had died in Shaya prison 'sometime in 2011' were still unconfirmed.
China's plan to transform the heart of Uyghur culture, learning and urban settlement - Kashgar old city - is well underway. The fact that the Uyghurs themselves have no voice in this process gives the experience a wider significance, says Henryk Szadziewski.
The ancient Silk Road oasis of Kashgar, where Uyghurs have played host to a vibrant Central Asian trading culture, is getting a makeover.
Xinjiang Source recently spoke to Henryk Szadziewski, manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project; a Washington DC-based organization which seeks to raise awareness of the plight of Uyghurs in China.
China’s demolition of traditional neighborhoods in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar in the volatile Xinjiang region is eroding ethnic Uyghur culture, an overseas rights group said Monday.
A string of self-immolations and a dramatic crackdown in China's Sichuan Province has kept Tibet in the public eye in recent months.
The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds: A Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China by Eric Enno Tamm. 496 pp., Douglas & McIntyre