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Suspects in Xinjiang Mine Attack Sought Explosives: Guard

  • Thu, 10/08/2015 - 23:30

They had planned to use them against local authorities, but the depot was empty, he says.

A Lesson in Hope: The School for Refugee Children

  • Thu, 10/08/2015 - 19:43

Christina Küfner meets young Afghan and Uighur refugees as they attend school, and navigate their new lives, in Munich.

China’s Xinjiang region to focus on counter-terrorism

  • Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:33

Yu Zhengsheng, China's top political advisor said today that long-term stability and security are the top priorities in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and counterterrorism will be the focus of the local government's work.

A local woman on a crutch shouts at Chinese paramilitary police in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region.	(Reuters/David Gray)

In China’s “other Tibet,” Xi Jinping is using human rights rhetoric to oppress an entire people

  • Fri, 10/02/2015 - 13:22

Twenty years ago, Beijing hosted a landmark international summit on women’s rights. This weekend, China’s president Xi Jinping reiterated his country’s “commitment to gender equality and women’s development.”

China to transform Xinjiang into tourism hub for Silk Road Economic Belt

  • Fri, 10/02/2015 - 13:16

China is set to spend millions of dollars to boost tourism development in Xinjiang before 2020, as it aims to turn the restive region into a tourism hub for the Silk Road Economic Belt.

Inter-ethnic tensions remain high as Xinjiang marks key anniversary

  • Thu, 10/01/2015 - 21:43

As Xinjiang marks 60 years as an autonomous region, tensions are high in the regional capital Urumqi, which in 2009 was rocked by violent riots that revealed a deep-seated ethnic divide.

Chinese police with guns in an armored vehicle rumble through Aksu, a city in Xinjiang province, China, on July 29, 2015. Clashes between Chinese authorities and Muslim Uighurs, who resent Beijing's rule, have killed hundreds in this part of far-western China in recent years. Stuart Leavenworth McClatchy

China slams a lid on news of violence from its western frontier

  • Thu, 10/01/2015 - 19:51

Earlier this month, a knife-wielding gang attacked security guards at a coal mine in Xinjiang, a volatile region in the northwest of China.

A Uighur man prays in a mosque in China's western Xinjiang region in April. In recent years, Chinese authorities have restricted expressions of religion in Xinjiang, sparking widespread resentment. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

China needs a dose of reality in marking 60 years of rule in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 10/01/2015 - 19:41

Fiercely independent Uighurs have had few opportunities

Activists protest Chinese President Xi Jinping's hard-line approach to minorities and civil society outside the White House in Washington on Sept. 16. © Reuters

Xinjiang reaches 60 years of 'autonomy'

  • Thu, 10/01/2015 - 19:39

The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in western China on Thursday marked the 60th anniversary of its establishment.

Police search for fugitive 'terrorists' in Aksu, Aug. 9, 2014.

Death Toll in Xinjiang Coal Mine Attack Climbs to 50

  • Thu, 10/01/2015 - 19:33

Other sources say as many as 110 people may have been killed in the incident.