August 2017

Sino-Pak. highway, a one-way street?

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:12
An unequal partnership?A woman herding her goats near the Karakoram mountain range, near Tashkurgan, Xinjiang. AFP JOHANNES EISELE

Pakistani traders complain of intrusive security, capricious customs arrangements

Turkey and China pledge security cooperation as ties warm

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:10
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at right shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu after a joint press conference held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Turkey’s top diplomat vowed Thursday to root out militants plotting against China, signaling closer cooperation against suspected Uighur militants hailing from China’s far west who have long been a sore point in bilateral relations.

Life on the old Silk Road: the Uighurs of Kashgar – in pictures

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:57

All images by Kevin Frayer/Getty

Wednesday 2 August 2017 05.09 EDT

URGENT ACTION UPDATE: MORE UIGHUR STUDENTS AT RISK OF FORCIBLE RETURN (EGYPT: UA 168.17)

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:46

Another 10 Uighur students were forcibly returned by the Egyptian authorities back to China, bringing the total to 22 in July, while approximately 200 more remain at risk of being forcibly returned to the country.

A Stark Choice for Cairo’s Chinese Muslims

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:39
An Uyghur at his fabric shop at Grand Bazaar in Kashgar,

As Egypt cracks down on Uyghur students, Chinese Muslims in Cairo are torn between economic opportunity and their faith.

CP/IFC Statement on Uyghur Human Rights Activist’s Dolkun Isa Detention by Italian Authorities

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:34
Dolkun Isa

We are deeply troubled and highly alarmed at the news that the General Secretary of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress, Dolkun Isa, was detained on July 26th by plainclothes policemen of the Divisione Investigazioni Generali e Operazioni Speciali (DIGOS)

Dozens of Ethnic Kazakhs Detained Amid Security Crackdown in China's Xinjiang

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 19:52
Border crossing between China's Xinjiang and Kazakhstan at Jeminay, in undated photo,

Detainees, who include an imam, are being targeted over connections with Kazakhstan and for discussing emigration on social media.

China targets Muslim Uighurs studying abroad

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:18
Ethnic Uighur Muslims pray at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang province © Reuters

Students detained and deported from Egypt as Beijing clampdown goes global

China's Restive Xinjiang Province Changes Family Planning Rules to 'Promote Ethnic Equality'

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:07
An ethnic Uighur woman walks with her children in Kashgar, Xinjiang, on June 28, 2017. Kevin Frayer—Getty Images

A restive region of northwestern China has just altered its family planning policy to no longer allow ethnic minorities to have more children than other residents, in what the state-run media says is a testament to the government's commitment to "ethnic equality."

Xi says no ‘individual, political party or group’ will be allowed to hurt China’s territorial integrity

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:03
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a ceremony to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

China will not be an aggressor, but will defend Hong Kong and all its territories from any threat, president says

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