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Jul 13, 2009

Among the Uighurs who have settled in south-eastern China, it is hard to find anyone prepared to talk openly about life in the Han-majority country.

Jul 13, 2009

Beijing is warning lawyers away from cases involving the recent ethnic violence in the far western region of Xinjiang, saying it is important to protect the country's unity.

Jul 13, 2009

In view of the uprising in the restive western province of Xinjiang in China which had killed 156 people and injured hundreds others, the Indonesian parliament urged the United Nations to immediately help overcome the conflict in Urumqi, the capital of Xianjing, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported.

Jul 13, 2009

Police fatally shot two Uighur men and wounded a third Monday in western China, where violence has persisted to flare despite the massive numbers of troops sent to restore calm more than a week after deadly ethnic rioting.

Jul 13, 2009

On July 5, hundreds were killed in the East Turkestan capital, Urumqi, after protests by Uyghurs against racism and discrimination were attacked by Chinese security forces.

Jul 13, 2009

We, as Asian democrats, deplore the recent ethnic violence that has broken out in East Turkestan, known in Chinese as Xinjiang, in recent days. 

Jul 13, 2009

As events unfold in Xinjiang Province, we have seen a resurgence of ethnic Chinese nationalist sentiment mixed with fear and mistrust of not just the Uighur people but also the outside world.

Jul 13, 2009

Chinese police should halt the detentions of journalists reporting on ethnic violence in Xinjiang and reveal the whereabouts of a Uighur academic and Internet commentator who is missing and reportedly detained in Beijing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Jul 13, 2009

Indonesian Muslims called for "holy war" and briefly clashed with security guards during a protest outside the Chinese embassy in Jakarta in support of China's minority Muslim Uighurs.

Jul 13, 2009

After days of ethnic violence in Xinjiang's capital, Chinese authorities detain several journalists covering the unrest.

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