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Shopkeepers line up with wooden clubs to perform their daily anti-terror drill outside the bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

China party urges Uighur youth to 'love motherland' to avoid 'terrorist' label

  • Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:51

Young members of China's Uighur Muslim minority should "love the motherland" and learn Mandarin to help fight a perception they are "terrorists", Uighur members of the ruling Communist Party said in state media on Thursday.

Outsourced to China: Confucius Institutes and Soft Power in American Higher Education

  • Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:48

Since 2004, the Chinese government has planted Confucius Institutes that offer Chinese language and culture courses at colleges and universities around the world—including more than 100 in the United States

Village Crackdown on ‘Illegal Religious Activities’ Nets Dozens of Uyghurs

  • Wed, 04/26/2017 - 21:20

Nearly 40 were arrested in the sweep, including several sets of siblings, an official says.

Walking past a mosque in Kashgar, a city in China’s western region of Xinjiang. More than 10 million Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority group, live in the region. Credit Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times

China Bans ‘Muhammad’ and ‘Jihad’ as Baby Names in Heavily Muslim Region

  • Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:40

The Chinese government, further tightening its grip on Muslims in western China, has prohibited parents from choosing names like “Muhammad,” “Arafat” and “Jihad” for their children.

Benned Uyghur names

China bans religious names for Muslim babies in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:37

List of banned baby names released amid ongoing crackdown on religion that includes law against veils and beards

A man looks through a window on the door of an operating room as his wife undergoes a caesarean section at a hospital in Shaya county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region June 4, 2012. © 2012 Reuters

China Bans Many Muslim Baby Names in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:34

Absurd Edict Part of Growing Restrictions on Uyghurs

Chinese*: Citizenship and Rights of the Uyghur Community

  • Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:53

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China Bans 'Extreme' Islamic Baby Names Among Xinjiang's Uyghurs

  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:22

Jihad, Mecca, Hajj, and Saddam are among names judged to be 'a bit too much' according to current baby registration guidelines.

New claims of Chinese oppression against Uyghur people

  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:20

China has been forcing international Uyghur students to return home by threatening their families with imprisonment

Pak's indifference to Muslim oppression in China 'alarming'

  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:14

Pakistan turning a deaf ear and going cold turkey in dealing with China's repression unleashed on its Muslim community is nothing short of alarming, as even the state media besides the Nawaz Sharif-led government is looking at this development the other way according to an analysis in the Kashmir Images.

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