May 2014

Minitrue: Global Times on “Terrorist Hometown”

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.

Uighur Linguist Remains Jailed Despite International Protest

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00
Abduweli Ayup, pictured here in Florida, is among the Uighurs with no history of violence who are behind bars in China. (Facebook)

Chinese police are clamping down on what they’re calling Uighur terror groups after the deadly marketplace attack in the western province of Xinjiang last week.

For One Woman, ‘Uighur-Vietnamese Days’ in China

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00
Vietnamese police officers ask people to leave a street near the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi on May 18, in the wake of violent anti-China protests.

Thanhtu Dao was working for a Vietnamese company at a commercial exhibition in Shenzhen in mid-May as anti-Chinese rioting flared in Vietnam, in reaction to China’s deployment of a deep-sea oil rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

China's president pledges more cash to Xinjiang to defuse ethnic tensions

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00
Paramilitary police officer at a public sentencing in Xinjiang. China has stepped up security throughout the country since the 22 May attack. Photograph: Li Xin/EPA

Xi Jinping also calls for tougher security after 22 May bomb attack in Urumqi, blamed on Uighur minority, left dozens dead

Should China Fear Islamic Insurgency?

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:42

Xi Jinping may well be able to solve the violence in Xinjiang, but Beijing will need to change course.

China's Two Problems with the Uyghurs

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:35

Beijing has two problems with the Uyghurs, the Turkic-speaking, Central Asian people from China’s northwestern Xinjiang region.

China: Shameful stadium ‘show trial’ is not justice

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:22
Security forces stand behind the accused wearing orange vests on trucks during a mass sentencing in northwest China's Xinjiang region  © AFP/Getty Images

The deplorable mass sentencing of 55 people at a stadium in China’s north-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region [XUAR] is no solution to addressing public security fears, said Amnesty International.

China sentences 55 people in mass Xinjiang trial

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 19:33
hree of the defendants were handed death sentences

Fifty-five people in China's north-western Xinjiang province have been found guilty of terrorism, separatism and murder, state media report.

Is China's "Go West" Strategy Doomed?

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 19:30
The National Interest

President Xi Jinping has big plans for Xinjiang and Central Asia. Recent bouts of violence could endanger Beijing's efforts.

State violence and intimidation of Uyghurs will exacerbate, not ease, tensions in East Turkestan

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 16:29

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May 28, 2014, 4:30 pm EST