Friday Prayers at the Central Mosque, Urumqi, China, December 2009, six months after the June riots. (Photo: Michael Sainsbury)

Thailand emerges as a China-Uyghur battleground

  • Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:51

Will prime minister send detainees back to almost certain harm?

Chinese Authorities Demolish Home of Uyghur Supporting Quranic Studies

  • Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:39

Residents are ordered to watch the ‘consequences’ of pursuing unofficial religious studies.

Death Sentences and Executions 2014

  • Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:37

March 31, 2015

A Uighur man trying on a traditional hat in a market in Kashgar, where a couple was  reportedly jailed for violating regulations against long beards and burqas.Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Mystery Surrounds Disappearance of Xinjiang Article and Related Apology

  • Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:40

The article, about a Muslim couple in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang being sentenced to prison for growing a long beard and wearing a burqa, appeared in state news media on Sunday. By Monday morning, it had vanished.

Minitrue: Delete News on Uyghur Jailed for Beard

  • Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:35

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.

Emperor Puyi's photograph, his imperial uniforms and a polar bear hide are seen in reflection at the former Imperial Palace of Manchukuo of the Manchu State, the residence of China's last emperor in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo from 1932 to 1945. After the fall of Manchukuo, the palace was damaged when Soviet troops looted the city of Changchun. The structures were later preserved and opened as the Museum of Imperial Palace of Illegitimate ‘Manchu State,’ Changchun, Jilin province, China. (Photogr

'China’s Outer Lands' – a look at the plight of ethnic minorities in China

  • Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:27

Photograph by Q. Sakamaki
March 30, 2015 4:00 PM

 A fighter allegedly with the Islamic State group is seen outside the Libyan coastal city of Sirte on March 16, 2015. Islamic State group media office  Universities in China are on high alert after reports that terrorist recruiters are targeting the country's Uighur Muslim population for radicalization. As in much of the world, fears of terrorism have been growing in China amid reports of the expansion of insurgent organizations such as the Islamic State group.  A report in the South China Morning Post reve

Advocates Say Terrorist Recruitment Of Uighur Muslim University Students In China Is Overblown

  • Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

Universities in China are on high alert after reports that terrorist recruiters are targeting the country's Uighur Muslim population for radicalization.

The Id Kah mosque in Kashgar in the Xinjiang province of China. (Photo by Sophie James /

China losing battle against extremist Islamic teachings: official

  • Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

Efforts to curb Muslim influence in Xinjiang has incited violent resistance

Authorities Put 25 Hotan Uyghurs on Public Trial for ‘Endangering State Security’

  • Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

The residents were involved in providing religious instruction or sending their children to attend classes.

Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

Thai Court Rules Year-Long Detention of Suspected Uyghurs is Legal

  • Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

But no decision is made on the nationality of the 17, who are claimed by both Turkey and China.