- Thu, 08/01/2013 - 21:25
As Muslims around the world continue to observe the holy month of Ramadan, the Chinese central government has banned it altogether for the Muslim Uighurs of Xinjiang, China, making it the latest episode of Beijing's crackdown on the ethnic minority.
- Fri, 07/19/2013 - 00:00
China’s confrontation with the Uighur people of Xinjiang province poses many challenges to the authorities in Beijing.
- Thu, 07/18/2013 - 00:00
Ever since the 2009 Urumqi riots, when ethnic tension between Uyghurs and Han Chinese boiled over in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, Han-Uyghur relations has been an increasingly hot topic.
- Wed, 07/10/2013 - 00:00
On July 1, The Global Times, a tabloid operated by the Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Daily, suggested that China’s restive Xinjiang autonomous region was under threat from separatist fighters battle-hardened by recent combat in Syria.
- Tue, 07/09/2013 - 00:00
Destroying minorities' way of life is bound to lead to violence.
- Mon, 07/08/2013 - 22:37
A Uyghur scholar seeks accountability for Uyghurs missing since the July 5, 2009 riots in Xinjiang.
- Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:00
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- Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:27
When the most recent bout of ethnic violence erupted in the northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang recently, the Chinese Communist Party’s response was typical.
- Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:11
Like many other religions, Islam places importance with both spiritual cultivation and physical cleanliness. When a Muslim dies, the body must be purified, cleansed, shrouded, and buried within 24 hours.
- Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:02
The latest unrest in China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang has so far only been reported by official sources which are likely to have minimized the troubles