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Exiled Tibetans march in November 2009 in Kathmandu, Nepal, during a protest against alleged human rights violations by the Chinese government in Tibet and Xinjiang.

Why A Chinese Government Think Tank Attacked American Scholars

  • Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:48

Last month, a Chinese government think tank bashed history professors from Harvard, Georgetown and other leading American universities regarding things they wrote — at least 15 years ago — about events that occurred more than two centuries ago.

The migrants with their colourful traditional dresses were known as Kashgaris, from Kashgar, the administrative centre of Xinjiang. PHOTO: REUTERS

Displaced dreams: Uighur families have no place to call home in G-B

  • Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:41

For over six decades, Uighur families in Gilgit-Baltistan have grappled with an identity crisis for which there appears to be no closure in sight.

Hundreds of Christian girls have been abducted in Egypt, according to the Association of Victims of Abduction and Forced Disappearance (AVAFD), and coerced into converting to Islam. Credit: Cam McGrath/IPS

Minorities Threatened More by Governments than Terrorist Groups, Says Study

  • Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:39

In the conflict-ridden Middle East, minority groups continue to be threatened, attacked and expelled from their home countries by terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

A Chinese teacher teaches Chinese characters to children at a kindergarten in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Feb. 26, 2009. This kindergarten offers bilingual education to pre-primary school children of local Uygur people. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge)

WUC Designates June 15th as International Uyghur Language Day

  • Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:34

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) announces the designation of June 15th as International Uyghur Language Day in light of China’s onslaught on the Uyghur language and its aggressive promotion of the assimilationist “bilingual language” policy in East Turkestan.

FILE - In this May 1, 2014 file photo, a Uighur woman rests near a cage protecting heavily armed Chinese paramilitary policemen on duty in Urumqi in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang. While most Chinese can easily obtain passports, eroding barriers to travel have thrown into relief a new pattern showing that entire ethnic groups deemed potentially risky to the leadership - such as Muslim Uighurs and Buddhist Tibetans - are largely being barred. By denying them opportunities for jobs, education and ove

China denying passports to restrict critics, minorities

  • Wed, 05/20/2015 - 20:37

Hand your passport to police or it will be canceled, read the notice to all 4.4 million residents of far-northwestern China's Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture.

Uighurs: Dreaming of Vatan

  • Tue, 05/19/2015 - 19:36

Thousands of Uighur Muslims have been forced to flee their native Xinjiang province after the Chinese secret police began arresting religious Uighur men.

China to increase video surveillance in security push

  • Sat, 05/16/2015 - 09:03

China will ensure that all key public areas are covered with video surveillance cameras by 2020 to fight crime and ensure social stability, the government said on Wednesday, part of a broader push to step up security in response to violent unrest.

Chinese Police Order Residents in a Xinjiang Prefecture to Turn In Passports

  • Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:59

Residents of an ethnically diverse prefecture in far northwest China that borders several nations have been asked to hand over their passports to the police by Friday or have the documents canceled, according to a notice circulating online and an interview with an officer on Thursday.

Security forces participate in a military drill in Hotan, Xinjiang, June 6, 2014.

Tibetans, Uyghurs 'Blacklisted' at Hotels in Chinese Cities

  • Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:56

The move is part of the Communist Party's 'stability maintenance' measures, which link hotels directly into police databases.

The map shows Lop county of Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Six Dead, Four Injured in Two Successive Suicide Attacks in China’s Xinjiang

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:49

One police official says the attackers were angry about restrictions placed on the wearing of veils and beards.