April 2014

Deadly Knife, Bomb Attack at Train Station in Xinjiang Capital

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:43
Map showing Xinjiang's capital Urumqi.

Three people are dead and 79 injured in what the Chinese state media calls a ‘violent terrorist attack.’

Assailants Attack Train Station in Restive Western China

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:37
 The attack  on Wednesday at  a railroad station in Urumqi killed three people and wounded at least 79, reports said. Credit CHINATOPIX, via Associated Press

 Assailants with explosives and knives killed three people and wounded at least 79 Wednesday evening outside a railroad station in Urumqi

Crackdown Launched in Restive Xinjiang Village After Fatal Police Shooting

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:35
Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.

More than 50 people are detained after they question the shooting death of a Uyghur teenager who ran a red light.

Vietnam border shoot-out raises Uighur questions

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:31
Uighur groups accuse the Chinese government of religious and cultural repression

Last weekend Thai authorities said they had arrested a group of 16 suspected illegal migrants thought to be Uighurs from Xinjiang, China.

In Xinjiang, a Call to Report Extremism – and Long Beards

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:26
Reporting a beard like the one on the man at left might not win a reward from officials in Shayar, who specified “long beards.” The man was in a group of about 200 people believed to be Uighurs who were smuggled into Thailand.

“Intelligence information” is the “essential factor” in safeguarding citizens’ lives and property, the Shayar County government in the far-western region of Xinjiang has said

Dozens Injured in Capital of China's Xinjiang Region

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:23
An explosion shook the Urumqi South Railway Station in northwest China's Xinjiang region Wednesday just hours after President Xi Jinping wrapped up a four-day visit to the area. Associated Press

Three Killed in Explosion at Urumqi Train Station

China's president says Xinjiang is front line on terrorism, hails police

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 22:35
  China's President Xi Jinping speaks at the College of Europe at the Concert Hall in Bruges, northern Belgium April 1, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Yves Logghe/Pool

BEIJING Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:58am EDT

Counterterrorism, 'Ethnic Unity' the Focus as Xi Visits Xinjiang

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 22:32
Image Credit: Weibo/ @人民网

Xi’s visit to Xinjiang reveals a focus on counterterrorism and continued economic development.

Ten journalists to free from prison

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 22:28

On World Press Freedom Day, CPJ calls for the release of all jailed journalists

In Xinjiang, Xi Pushes Vision of Uighur Integration

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 22:22
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited SWAT team in Kashgar, Xinjiang, on 27th.

Two sides of China’s policy in Xinjiang — and two sides of China’s president, Xi Jinping — have been on display during Mr. Xi’s visit to the tense western region