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Apr 4, 2008

Thousands of Muslims gathered for prayers on Friday in southern Xinjiang, the restive border region where China fears separatist challenges, with low-key security that belied recent sparks of unrest.

Apr 4, 2008

 Within China, many drumbeaters are stirring up anger against so-called "anti-China forces," referring to groups that are against the Chinese people, hold historical hostility toward the race, or have a conflict of interest with China or its people.

Apr 4, 2008

Amid signs of added unrest in Muslim areas of China, an official newspaper said Friday that courts would "use the weapon of the law" to "shock criminality and root out the base of the separatists."

Apr 3, 2008

Police have arrested 70 people from China's minority Uighur ethnic group in the Silk Road oasis city of Kashgar, fearing trouble when the Olympic torch passes through the city in June, an exile group said on Thursday.

Apr 3, 2008

Curfews, headscarf bans and mass detentions. A Uighur activist discusses the protests against Beijing.

Apr 3, 2008

Chinese police have conducted raids on several houses in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, possibly looking for weapons, sources in the area have told Radio Free Asia (RFA).

Apr 3, 2008

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao promised to boost support for poor ethnic minority areas but called for unity after a rash of Tibetan unrest and at least one protest in the far west dented propaganda claims of harmony.

Apr 3, 2008

China has accused Muslims in the nation's northwest of trying to start a rebellion after protests broke out in the Xinjiang province.

Apr 3, 2008

China's ruling Communist Party has intensified its ideological battle with members of its Uighur minority who seek an independent state in the Central Asian region known by Beijing as Xinjiang.

Apr 3, 2008

Police detained at least six Uighur Muslims on Thursday at an anti-China protest during the Olympic torch ceremony near one of Turkey's most famous tourist destinations.

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