June 2015

Turkey says concerned over China's Ramadan bans on Uighurs

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:04
 China's Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing April 10, 2012. Reuters/Kazuhiro Ibuki/Pool

Turkey told Beijing on Tuesday it was worried over reports Uighur people had been banned from worship and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the foreign ministry said.

Senior Uighur official investigated for graft in China's Xinjiang

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:58

A senior ethnic Uighur official in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang is being investigated for suspected serious "discipline violations", the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Sunday, using a euphemism for corruption.

EU and China must put human rights at the top of the EU-China summit agenda

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:52
On 15-18 March 2015 the President of the European Parliament Mr. Martin Schulz visited China.

At today’s European Union (EU)-China summit in Brussels, FIDH, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Campaign for Tibet call on EU and Chinese leaders to ensure that human rights are at the top of the agenda in discussions at the summit and beyond.

Actors, academics and politicians decry treatment of Uyghurs

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:48
Uighur children living in Turkey stand as their parents stage a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy to commemorate the anniversary of deadly ethnic unrest in 1997 in Gulja, in China's far-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (Photo: AP)

After 28 people were killed in East Turkestan during the holy month of Ramadan, actors, academics and politicians in Turkey have raised their voices criticizing the Chinese government and calling for the freedom of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

Al Jazeera interviews WUC Spokesman Alim Seytoff on China’s Ramadan Ban

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:45

Mr. Seytoff explains the intent and extent of China’s Ramadan ban on Uyghur Muslims.

On the sixth anniversary of unrest in Urumchi, Uyghur American Association calls for transparency

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 14:45

Uyghur families no closer to discovering truth about relatives killed and disappeared

Uyghur Attackers Came From 'Religious Family'

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:50
Worshippers leave the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Jan. 7, 2012.

They had grown increasingly devout after losing land to Han Chinese in what they called an unfair business deal.

After Attempting to Join Her Husband in Turkey, Uyghur Woman Dies in Custody in Xinjiang

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 15:52
Chinese security forces on guard in Moyu county in Hotan prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang region, Aug. 3, 2014.

No word has been received about her children, who were with her when she was detained.

Is China Facing a Xinjiang Insurgency?

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:53
 PROVOCATIVE MEASURES: Paramilitary police patrol near the central square in Hotan, Xinjiang. Photo: Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Another spate of violence this week raises questions about the situation in the region.

Wooing Islamists with a beer festival

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:50

China’s government wonders how to stop terrorism in Xinjiang. Try treating Muslims more sensitively