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Aug 19, 2014

An overseas Uighur rights organization has protested the Chinese government's use of drones in a security crackdown in the ethnic group's home region of Xinjiang, saying it would intensify tensions that have left dozens of people dead this year.

Aug 19, 2014

China has started using surveillance drones following Muslim minority riots in restive Xinjiang province at the end of July, state media said on Monday.

Aug 8, 2014

The measures in Xinjiang province come after hundreds of deaths due to ongoing unrest, which Chinese officials blame on Muslim separatists

Aug 6, 2014

An overseas group calls the policy ‘racist’ against Uyghurs.

Aug 6, 2014

Karamay's clumsy policy is likely to fray nerves further in an already tense region.

  Uighur women stand next to a street to wait for a bus in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 1, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic
Aug 6, 2014

A city in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buses, as the government battles unrest with a policy that critics said discriminates against Muslims.

FILE - An Uighur man sits at a street market in Kashgar, Xinjiang province.
Aug 6, 2014

A city in China's violence-hit Xinjiang region has banned people with long beards from riding public buses, the latest move likely to aggravate many in the region's predominantly Muslim Uighur community.

Jun 23, 2014

LinkAsia speaks with Alim Seytoff, president of the Uyghur American Association and director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, about the struggle Uyghurs in China face and the shortcomings of China's policies in their native province of Xinjiang.

lham Tohti, economics professor and webmaster of a popular Uyghur website, was arrested in late 2013 for advocating "splittism". Draconian restrictions on internet usage restrain Uyghur users in Xinjiang Province to a virtual cage, says a human rights group. (Frederic J.Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Jun 17, 2014

Uyghurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people based in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Province, suffer internet restrictions imposed by the Chinese Communist regime (CCP) that amount to a virtual cage, says a new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP).

FILE - Two ethnic Uighur men walk in a clothing market in downtown Urumqi
Jun 10, 2014

China's remote Xinjiang region is facing growing ethnic unrest, becoming one of Chinese President Xi Jinping's biggest challenges.

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