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A group of ethnic Kazakhs from China, in undated photo.
Nov 17, 2017

Officials are ordering Muslims in Xinjiang to hand in any religious items, as well as clothing and other goods from neighboring Kazakhstan.

FILE - In this 2015, file photo, Gao Zhisheng walks past photos of his relatives in a cave home where he is confined in northwestern China’s Shaanxi province. Gao’s whereabouts are now unknown after a short lived escape from his state security captors. Gao’s plight shows what activists say is a drastically deteriorating situation for rights campaigners under the rule of President Xi Jinping, who emerged from a party congress last month as the most powerful Chinese leader in a generation. (Paul Traynor, File
Nov 17, 2017

After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more.

Residents of Kashgar's old city heading home from Monday morning neighborhood flag-raising ceremony. Ceremonies last for 1-2 hours, attendance is compulsory.
Nov 16, 2017

Human rights NGO Amnesty International has released an “urgent action” call for the release of as many as 30 relatives of U.S.-based Uyghur human rights activist Rebiya Kadeer that the organization says have been arbitrarily detained.

Nov 16, 2017

Around 30 relatives of Uyghur leader and prominent human rights activist Rebiya Kadeer have been arbitrarily detained by Chinese authorities in East Turkestan, soon after her participation in the launch of the Uyghur Friendship Group at the European Parliament.

Scientists observe Urumqi Glacier No. 1 in the Tianshan Mountains, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Aug. 31, 2016. Courtesy of Tianshan Mountains Glaciological Station
Nov 15, 2017

Global warming and human activities are causing the massive glacier in northwestern China to recede at record rates.

Kevin Carrico, who teaches Chinese studies in Sydney, Australia, is concerned about professors being targeted for comments perceived as critical of China. Credit Matthew Abbott for The New York Times
Nov 15, 2017

It was a routine quiz in a university business class in Australia, but the answer to one of the questions was a surprise: Chinese officials are truthful only when careless or drunk.

Nov 15, 2017

A report to the U.S. Congress released on Wednesday accused Chinese state media entities of involvement in spying and propaganda and said their staff in the United States should be required to register as foreign agents.

Nov 14, 2017

Surveillance overhaul hits daily lives of not only Muslim Uighurs but also Han Chinese

China’s internet was found to be the most restrictive, while web access in Iceland and Estonia were jointly the most free © Getty
Nov 14, 2017

Country claims dubious honour for third year as Beijing tightens online grip

 A poster with a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping overlooks a street at sunset in Shanghai in September. Photo: aly song/Reuters 
Nov 14, 2017

Tie-ups linked to propaganda arm aid mission to ‘tell Chinese stories well’

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