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Ethnic Uighur women grieve for their men, 7 July 2009, who they believe were taken away by the Chinese authorities following bloody clashes in Urumqi two days previously

Uyghur rights and China

  • Wed, 01/15/2014 - 14:42

The situation of the Uyghur minority in north-west China became even more precarious in 2013, says Henryk Szadziewski.

Image Credit: REUTERS/Rooney Chen

China’s Westward Strategy

  • Wed, 01/15/2014 - 14:38

Beijing is seeking new energy supply routes to its west. Will that influence its eastern strategy?

Understanding the Uighurs

  • Mon, 01/06/2014 - 23:21

Reporter Stephen McDonell visits the Uighur community - an ethnic minority in China who say they face serious discrimination in modern China.

An anti-terrorism force in Xinjiang, July 2, 2013. (AFP PHOTO)

RED ZONE: Xinjiang

  • Thu, 12/26/2013 - 22:49

China’s Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region has made its way into the international spotlight after a recent spate of high profile confrontations between the Chinese state and its Uighur inhabitants.

China Market, Rawalpindi Image Credit: Alessandro Rippa

From Uyghurs to Kashgari

  • Sun, 12/22/2013 - 00:00

A Pakistani community finds itself caught between two worlds.

An Inside Look at Western China's Muslim Minority

  • Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:00

Vast expanses of sand dunes and mountains greeted me as I awoke aboard an overnight sleeper train from Lanzhou in neighboring Gansu province to Turfan.

The old town of Kashgar.

Languishing in the Republic's wake...

  • Thu, 12/19/2013 - 10:28

With the coming of terrorism to Xinjiang, in many ways India’s most forgotten neighbour, a local minority is caught between violent extremism and a government that tends to emphasise security over social problems.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Beijing, in September. Photograph by Feng Li/Getty.

Next Year in China: Ten Stories to Watch

  • Thu, 12/19/2013 - 10:25

For the past three years, I lived in the middle of Beijing’s fortune-telling district. Business is booming for the soothsayers beside the Lama Temple, as Chinese customers, facing a time of extraordinary uncertainty, seek otherworldly counsel.

Student-led protest in Chabcha county, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Photo by Students for a Free Tibet via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

In Some China's Ethnic Minority Regions, Internet Blackouts Are the Norm

  • Tue, 12/17/2013 - 20:56

Stories of Internet censorship in China often focus on surveillance and social media filtering, practices that violate the rights to free expression and privacy of all users in mainland China.

Analysis: Are the Uyghur Muslims being persecuted in China

  • Mon, 12/16/2013 - 13:55

Almost three quarters of all people arrested in China for "endangering state security" last year came from the western Xinjiang Province, according to report from an American Dui Hua Foundation.