April 2013

China violence: Ethnic tension in Xinjiang province

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 20:00

China's president has said there should be "no mercy for terrorists" after an outbreak of violence this week which left more than 20 people dead.

Beijing urges US to condemn Xinjiang 'terror' attacks

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 00:00

China yesterday urged the US to condemn what Beijing has called terrorist attacks in Xinjiang instead of lecturing the country on human rights.

China investigating clashes that killed 21

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 00:00

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.

Second Clash Reported in Xinjiang

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 00:00

Violence between local Uyghurs and community police leaves two people dead. 



Fri, 04/26/2013 - 00:00


Violence in western Chinese region of Xinjiang kills 21

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 00:00

Clashes in the unsettled western Chinese region of Xinjiang killed 21 people, including police officers and local officials, authorities said Wednesday.

China says aims to banish superstition, promote knowledge

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 00:00

China is struggling to get its estimated 100 million religious believers to banish superstitious beliefs about things like sickness and death, the country's top religious affairs official told a state-run newspaper.

Questions surround Urumqi reporter’s death

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 00:00
Urumqi Evening Post intern Bailu was struck and killed by a tractor shovel when reporting on a major construction project on April 18.]

One female journalist was killed and a second seriously injured on April 18 after they were struck by a tractor shovel on the worksite of a high-profile infrastructure project in Urumqi.

US calls for transparent probe over Xinjiang clashes

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 00:00

The US has urged China to conduct a transparent investigation after clashes in the restive Xinjiang region left 21 people dead.

Envoy Urged to Press Uyghur Rights in China

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 00:00

A rights group says a recent deadly clash highlights abuses against the minority.