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

As Many as 700 Died in Xinjiang Violence Over Last Two Years, Rights Group Says

  • Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:52

Ethnic Uyghurs were three times as likely as Han Chinese to have been killed, the group says in a report.

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

Lawyer pushes for release of Uighur family

  • Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:48

A lawyer has lodged a complaint with the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court over the prolonged detention of 17 Muslim migrants.

China to sign New Silk Road investment deals next month, state media report

  • Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:48

China will sign a series of flagship agreements with countries including Kazakhstan and Pakistan next month as part of Beijing’s plan to revive economic development along the ancient Silk Road, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Friday.

Chinese soldiers securing an area outside a mosque in the Xinjiang city of Kashgar after the fatal stabbing last July of a Muslim cleric seen by some as a supporter of government policies.Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Deadly Attacks in Xinjiang Go Unreported in China

  • Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00

The reports of bloodshed are nonstop. On Feb. 13, a man grabbed a police officer and then set off explosives strapped to his body, killing as many as eight people. Three days later, a father and son were shot and killed in another clash with the police.

Security forces participate in a military drill in Hetian, northwest China's Xinjiang region, June 6, 2014.

China Targets Muslims, Curbs Freedom of Speech For All: Report

  • Wed, 02/25/2015 - 21:48

During 2014, the ruling Chinese Communist Party intensified its targeting of ethnic minority groups with an "anti-terror" campaign in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang

World Uyghur Congress Publishes Annual Human Rights Report

  • Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:50

The World Uyghur Congress has published its annual human rights report, which focuses on the most important human rights issues faced by Uyghurs living in East Turkestan.

Hacking, shooting incident leave 17 dead in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture

  • Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:44

Dead from Feb. 17 clash include four police and four bystanders hit by indiscriminate police gunfire

Celebrating Chinese New Year's in China's Uyghur Region

  • Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:39

Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang Province, is a city that operates on two clocks.

Afghans arrested Chinese Uighurs to aid Taliban talks bid: officials

  • Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Afghanistan arrested and handed over several Muslim Uighur militants from China's west in an effort to persuade China to use its influence with Pakistan to help start negotiations with the Taliban, Afghan security officials said on Friday.

Top China cotton producer resists reforms in restive Xinjiang

  • Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:08

China's top cotton producer, a quasi-military body formed 60 years ago to settle the far west Xinjiang area, is resisting a government policy that could force it to cut output in an industry employing hundreds of thousands in the restive region.