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Sep 26, 2005

Local Muslim Abdu Raheman has confirmed to Forum 18 News Service that the government of the Ili-Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture of China's north-western Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region banned the Sala movement – a local Sufi Muslim order - in August and that an unknown number of its followers have been arrested.

Sep 24, 2005

Zhu Xiangmin sighed with a relief as the second phase of the current water infusion for the Tarim, China's longest inland river, has since late August gone smoothly.

Sep 22, 2005

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is becoming a bridgehead for promoting trade ties with the neighboring countries in Central Asia, according to a top regional official.

Sep 21, 2005

Schoolchildren in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region are routinely pressed by army-backed production brigades into backbreaking, unpaid labor to help with the yearly cotton harvest, residents and officials say.

Sep 20, 2005

Kyrgyzstan bans "extremism" with prodding from Beijing

Sep 20, 2005

The foundation will be laid within this year for a border free trade zone between China and Kazakhstan at port Korgas in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Sep 20, 2005

They came 50 years ago to settle Xinjiang, a mostly Muslim hinterland. Now, the homes they built are being torn down to make way for development.

Sep 20, 2005

China urged local security agencies Thursday to "prepare for danger" and remain vigilant against terrorists in the predominantly Muslim northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Sep 17, 2005

World Uyghur Congress (WUC) president Erkin Alptekin yesterday urged the international community to intervene and pressure the Chinese government into starting talks with the Uyghur people of Xinjiang so that disputes there can be resolved peacefully.

Sep 16, 2005

Tibetans, Uyghurs and their supporters will hold a demonstration to coincide with Hu Jintao addressing the opening of the United Nations General Assembly today.

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