A Uyghur family at home in Xinjiang's Kashgar Prefecture, Aug. 16, 2013.

China Offers Cash For Marriage to Promote Assimilation in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:54

Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have announced a slew of cash incentives for interracial marriages between members of ethnic minority groups and majority Han Chinese, local officials said.

Abduweli Ayup

Uyghur linguist sentenced to 18-month prison term in China

  • Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:51

The LSA has learned from news reports published this week that Abduweli Ayup has been ordered to pay a large fine and continue his detention in a Chinese prison for the next six months.

Uygurs seek independent probe into Xinjiang riots

  • Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:40

An organization of ethnic Uygurs living abroad is demanding an independent international investigation into last month's riots in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

A teacher leads a group of Uyghur children exercising on a school ground in Kashgar in the Xinjiang region, Nov. 8, 2013.

China's Mandarin Teaching Drive Sparks Uyghur Anger

  • Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:35

Beijing posts dozens of teachers to regional schools to accelerate Chinese-language proficiency.

Oil fields in Karamay

Guanghui Wins Approval to Import Crude as China Opens Xinjiang

  • Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:32

Guanghui Energy Ltd., a Shanghai-listed (600256) explorer with overseas oil assets, became the first non-state company this year to be allowed to import crude as China’s government opens resource-rich Xinjiang to private investment.

Can this cartoon Muslim princess soothe China’s ethnic tensions?

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:06

Princess Fragrant is the eponymous star of a 104-episode animation series from China in which the Uyghur princess, alongside her brother and their Han and Kazakh friends, embark on a quest to save her captured father.

Ilham Tohti in Beijing, August 2012.

Pretrial Hearing Scheduled For Detained Uyghur Scholar Tohti

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:57

Lawyers for Ilham Tohti say they have yet to gain access to all the evidence before a trial begins.

Abduweli Ayup (R) with his wife and daughter while studying in the U.S. in 2010.

Uyghur Linguist, Two Associates Sentenced After One Year Detention

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:51

The trio are ordered jailed up to three years on suspected trumped-up charges of ‘illegal fundraising.’

A doll of Afanti is displayed in a musical instrument museum beside Apandiland, a new theme park near Kashgar in far western China.(Photo: Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY)

China hopes trade, tourism can calm Silk Road terror

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:49

Touted as the Disneyland of western China, a new theme park called Apandiland stands on the ancient Silk Road that leads to nearby Afghanistan and Pakistan — almost 3,000 miles from Beijing, the Chinese capital.

Ten thousand people watched this public sentencing and arrest gathering in Xinjiang's Tekesi [Tekes] County, Yili [Ili] Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture on June 16, 2014. Image credit: Tekesi County People's Court

Justice for Some, Notoriety for Others: Public Law Enforcement in China

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:46

Part of doing justice in the criminal process is protecting the dignity of people in custody, presuming their innocence, and providing them with the conditions necessary for fair trial.