May 2013

Two Xinjiang Villages Bar Women From Covering Faces

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 00:00
Uyghur women sit on a street in Aksu, July 31, 2008.

Authorities punish veiled women's relatives by not authorizing marriage certificate or pilgrimage applications.

Annual Report 2013 - The state of the world's human rights - China

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 00:00

The authorities maintained a stranglehold on political activists, human rights defenders and online activists, subjecting many to harassment, intimidation, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance.

China’s Ethnic Song and Dance

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 00:00
 A Uighur woman sewing in her home in the old town of Kashgar, in southwestern Xinjiang. Photo: European Pressphoto Agency

In China’s worst single outburst of ethnic violence in four years, 21 people died last month in the far western region of Xinjiang. But never mind that.

Uyghur Muslims Restricted in China, New Report Says

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 21:40

Repressed for over six decades, they often seem to be a forgotten minority in China.

Uighur group faults China on Islam practice

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 11:51

China has imposed a "bewildering" array of regulations on the practice of Islam by its minority Uighur population that have severely impeded religious freedom, an advocacy group warned Wednesday.

China says Xinjiang minorities too busy dancing to make trouble

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 21:40

Ethnic minority people in China's Xinjiang are far more fond of dancing, singing and being good hosts than making trouble, a top official said on Tuesday, dismissing the idea that the far western region is a hotbed of unrest.

Obama to confront Chinese president over spate of cyber-attacks on US

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 21:35

US president to meet with Xi Jinping over latest allegation that Chinese hackers gained access to US weapons systems

Fresh Clashes Hit Kashgar

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 00:00

The violence in Kargilik, Xinjiang leaves three Uyghurs and two Han Chinese dead, according to a local resident.

Religious freedom under attack

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 00:00
The International Religious Freedom Report for 2012, which was released by Secretary of State John F. Kerry pursuant to a 1998 act of Congress, is unsparing in describing violations of religious freedom even in countries allied with the United States. (Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty Images / February 13, 2013)

Violations of religious liberties have increased in some areas of the world, a U.S. State Department report says, singling out Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China, even Belgium.

Xinjiang Clash Leaves Two Village Officials Dead

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 00:00

The alleged killer, who also died, was a suspected fugitive from clashes in Maralbeshi, according to local religious leaders.