April 2017

Imagining Re-Engineered Muslims in Northwest China

  • Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:43

By Darren Byler

APRIL 20, 2017

China Bans 'Extreme' Islamic Baby Names Among Xinjiang's Uyghurs

  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:22

Jihad, Mecca, Hajj, and Saddam are among names judged to be 'a bit too much' according to current baby registration guidelines.

New claims of Chinese oppression against Uyghur people

  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:20

China has been forcing international Uyghur students to return home by threatening their families with imprisonment


  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:18

By taking over Xinjiang, communist China controlled the western borders of the Middle Kingdom, access trade with Central Asia, block any possibility of Soviet advance, and come in contact with Indian frontiers

Pak's indifference to Muslim oppression in China 'alarming'

  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:14

Pakistan turning a deaf ear and going cold turkey in dealing with China's repression unleashed on its Muslim community is nothing short of alarming, as even the state media besides the Nawaz Sharif-led government is looking at this development the other way according to an analysis in the Kashmir Images.

Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Uyghur Village Cadre Dismissed For Holding Islamic Wedding Vows at Home

  • Wed, 04/19/2017 - 16:01

Marriages must be held at government-sanctioned venues with approved officiants, sources say.

EU-China Strategic Dialogue and Human Rights

  • Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:59

We write on the occasion of your visit to China on 19 April for the 7th European Union-China Strategic Dialogue to urge that you speak both publicly and privately about the deteriorating human rights situation in China. 

What happens when you try to send politically sensitive messages on WeChat

  • Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:29

In China, you can use WeChat for just about everything, but there is one thing that WeChat won’t let you do: discuss politically sensitive topics in a group.

China’s Other Religious Exiles

  • Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:55

In the West, Xinjiang lacks Tibet’s luster. Here’s one reason why.

A large-scale anti-terror exercise was held in Hotan in February.

County in China’s troubled Xinjiang pays generous ‘stability’ rewards

  • Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:52

Sixteen police officers and two civilians share just over 1m yuan for helping to maintain order in Hotan, scene of two attacks in recent months