A security guard keeps watch at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, December 10, 2015.

China commands that even retired officials shun religion

  • Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:38

Chinese officials who are also Communist Party officials are banned from religious activities even when they have retired, and must also oppose what the government terms cults, state media said on Friday.

Armed police stand guard in the popular shopping and nightlife area of Sanlitun in Beijing. Photo: AFP

China tightens anti-terrorism measures amid rush for Lunar New Year celebrations

  • Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:29

China has tightened anti-terrorism surveillance at major cities across the nation as the mass movement of mainlanders travelling home for the Lunar New Year holiday puts extra pressure on security guards keeping watch for potential attacks.

China offers attractive rewards for anyone with valuable information on terrorist content online

China offering £10,470 reward for tip-offs on 'terrorist' content online

  • Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:25

China plans to reward anyone who provides vital information about online "terrorist" content in its renewed crackdown on extremism in cyberspace. Beijing's intensified campaign is aimed at curbing the recruitment and radicalisation of extremists.

Trucks carrying suspects during a mass sentencing rally at a stadium in China on May 27, 2014.

UAE: Two Chinese Uyghur Face Death Sentence if Deported to China

  • Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:56

On 2 February 2016, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues (SR Minority), Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, asking her to call upon the Emirati authorities not to deport two Chinese citizens from the Uyghur Muslim Community, who could face the death penalty back in their country.

As China’s economy unravels, Beijing’s attempts at damage control are growing increasingly desperate

  • Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:50

No longer able to convince the world it’s got China’s economy under control, the government in Beijing is now trying to bully it instead.

  Kamila Telendibaeva, a Burlington mother of four, is urging the Canadian government to take action in winning her husband's release from a Chinese prison. Huseyin Celil has been behind bars for 10 years, serving a life sentence which was recently reduced to 20 years. LUCAS OLENIUK / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO

Wife of Burlington man jailed in China urges Canada to fight for his release

  • Thu, 02/04/2016 - 20:55

Mother of four welcomes news China has reduced her husband’s life sentence to 20 years, but says it doesn’t go far enough.

China Reduces Sentences for 11 Uyghurs

  • Thu, 02/04/2016 - 20:51

China’s official Xinhua News Agency reports that a court in Xinjiang has reduced the sentences of eleven Uyghurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security:

President Xi Jinping of China at a medal ceremony in September for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Credit Jason Lee/Reuters

Xi Jinping Assuming New Status as China’s ‘Core’ Leader

  • Thu, 02/04/2016 - 20:49

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has already grasped more power more quickly than his two recent predecessors, and he has shown a taste for audacious decisions and a loathing for dissent.

China reduces sentences for 11 Uighurs, including Canadian

  • Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:38

A court in western China has reduced the sentences of 11 Uighurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security, including a naturalized Canadian preacher whose life term had been sharply criticized by Ottawa.

Hüseyin Celil

Declaring de-radicalisation success, China reduces 11 sentences

  • Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:28

Authorities in China's unruly far-western region of Xinjiang have reduced the sentences of 11 people jailed for threatening state security after declaring success of a de-radicalisation program, state news agency Xinhua reported.