February 2012

Immigration Tensions Led to Attack

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:58

Violence in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region which left some 20 people dead this week may have been fueled by a mass migration of Han Chinese to a largely Uyghur county, stoking ethnic tensions amongst the area’s unemployed youth, according to residents.

Police roundup follows riot in northwest China, Uighurs say

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:43

Chinese authorities have made dozens of arrests following a deadly clash between Han Chinese and ethnic Uighurs in the country's remote northwest, a U.S.-based Uighur leader said Wednesday.

Twenty dead in Xinjiang clashes

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:42

Attackers wielding knives killed 13 people in China’s Xinjiang region before police shot seven of them dead, the government said

Legalizing the Tools of Repression

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:40

Are China’s police hamstrung by a lack of power to detain national-security suspects?

Deadly Clashes Erupt in Western China

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:37

An outburst of violence in a remote desert region of western China has underscored the tensions over Chinese rule in ethnic-minority areas just days before an important national policy meeting here in Beijing.

Chinese Authorities Raise Death Toll in Xinjiang Violence

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:36

Authorities in China's restive western Xinjiang region on Wednesday raised the number of people killed in a Tuesday attack there to 20

Deaths reported in Kargilik, as tensions mount in the region

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 20:17

The reported deaths of residents of Kargilik (Chinese: Yecheng) in Kashgar Prefecture on February 28 have taken place against a backdrop of a heavy Chinese security presence in the region, mass detentions and heightened restrictions on Uyghurs’ religious practices.

Xinjiang: Defusing Tensions Through Development – Analysis

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 19:54

For the past decade, development efforts in the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang have been eclipsed by an anti-terrorism drive. China needs to balance its policy of dealing with extremism with a stronger push for economic development in the country’s Western region.

China has not been behaving like a friend

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 19:51

An electronic stealth operation allegedly based in China hacks into Nortel Networks Inc., Canada's high-flying telecom superstar, loots its secrets for a decade and, says one cyber-security expert, con-tributes to the company's fatal implosion.

China, Russia Angry Over US Comments on Syria

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 19:49

China and Russia have responded angrily after the United States criticized their stance on Syria and the European Union imposed new sanctions on the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.