Beijing assembles people's army to crush China terrorists with an iron fist

  • Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:31

Headline-grabbing “people’s war” on terrorism is a nationwide crackdown designed to show that president Xi Jinping’s Communist Party is taking charge

More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12, 2014

Fleeing Uygurs caught using Rohingya trafficking networks are stuck in limbo

  • Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:24

Hundreds of suspected Uygurs are being held in Thai immigration camps while officials try to validate their desperate claims of Turkish nationality. Deportation to China, they know, could be a deadly fate, writes Gabrielle Paluch

Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi (L) confers with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) as they host a ''CEO Roundtable Breakfast'' with Chinese and U.S. business leaders during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue known as the ''S&ED'' talks being held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, July 10, 2014.

US raises rights with China in counterterror talks

  • Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:35

The United States said Thursday it raised concerns with China about human rights in the Xinjiang region after activists voiced outrage over a meeting between the two powers on counterterrorism.

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Authorities Move to Protect Han Chinese Following Deadly Xinjiang Attack

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:35

Residents say discriminatory policies provoked the incident.

Ramadan fasting ban in China draws criticism

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:29

A Chinese province’s ban on the observance of the Ramadan fast among Muslim university students ignores the importance that religion can have for its followers, an American Muslim religious freedom advocate said.

Saleh S. Al-Wohaibi, chief of the Riyadh-based World Assembly of Muslim Youth. (SPA)

Attacks on Muslims in Asian states denounced

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:25

The attack on Muslims in Sri Lanka, China and Myanmar by extremist Buddhists and religious fanatics backed by governments is a matter of “serious concern” for the Muslim world and international community, said Saleh S. Al-Wohaibi.

Tsering Woeser in Inner Mongolia last month.Credit Tsering Woeser, via Associated Press

Tibetan Activist on Her Latest House Arrest

  • Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:01

Tsering Woeser, a Tibetan writer who often criticizes policies of the Chinese Communist Party, said she was surprised when she heard a United States Embassy official offering her a dinner invitation over her cellphone, since she knew her phone conversations were constantly being monitored by Chinese security officers.

Niujie Mosque, Beijing, during the holy month of Ramadan.

Pride and Prejudice - Young, Uighur and in Beijing

  • Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:05

With the academic year drawing to a close, 21-year-old Aliya Abdikiram, a second-year student at the Communication University of China [CUC], is again trying to persuade her parents to allow her to stay in Beijing during the summer to work as an intern.

"Terrorism is the enemy of all mankind"

China: Posters warn of bearded terrorists

  • Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:00

Posters have appeared in a southern Chinese city warning citizens against helping bearded terrorists, it appears.

Wang Qishan, secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Anti-graft inspectors uncover 858 cases of 'austerity violations' in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:35

A total of 858 violations of Communist Party austerity measures were uncovered in Xinjiang during the first half of the year, with 87 per cent of the cases found in the second quarter, the region's anti-graft watchdog has said.