Uyghur Related

2015 Update: The Xinjiang Archives Project

  • Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:14

Initiated in 2011, the Xinjiang Archives Project (新疆文库) aims to publish 1,000 volumes by 2020. According to a January 2015 report that ran in 《了望》magazine (文化格局), 26 volumes have been published.

  Uighur children play at the entrance of a residential compound in Shanghai, March 28, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Aly Song/Files

China official calls for reduced birth rates in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:36

An official from China's restive far-western Xinjiang called for strict measures to prevent early marriages and high birth rates in southern parts of the region, state media said on Friday, a move likely to raise concerns among ethnic Uighurs.

    Chinese soldiers in front of the Id Kah Mosque, in Kashgar, on Thursday. China has increased security in many parts of Xinjiang.     Getty Images

Xinjiang Arrests Nearly Doubled in ’14, Year of ‘Strike-Hard’ Campaign

  • Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:33

New figures that show a near-doubling of arrests in Xinjiang last year illustrate that Chinese President Xi Jinping meant business with a vow to strike hard in that western region to suppress terrorism.

This file picture taken on on May 23, 2014 shows fully armed Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Urumqi, the capital of farwest China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang

China cracks down on Uighur exodus

  • Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:22

CHINESE police shot dead two Uighurs on Sunday night, nabbed two others and are pursuing a fifth on suspicion of trying to enter Vietnam illegally, amid a growing exodus by the Muslim ethnic minority group from Xinjiang.

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

Uyghur Refugees Go on Hunger Strike in Thai Detention Center

  • Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:18

One detainee says the refugees had to resort to the measure because they had no other choice.

China: Draft Counterterrorism Law a Recipe for Abuses

  • Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:33

The Chinese government should radically revise its proposed legislation on counterterrorism to make it consistent with international law and the protection of human rights.

Lung Cu village, Vietnam's border with China, is seen in Ha Giang province Feb. 12, 2009. Reuters/Kham

Police kill 2 Uighurs in south China

  • Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:25

Police in southern China shot dead two Uighurs trying to cross the border into Vietnam, state media reported Monday, with rights groups saying repression at home causes members of the ethnic minority to flee.

China Is Using 'Charlie Hebdo' to Justify Its Own Crackdown on Free Speech

  • Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:16

On January 10, the day 1.5 million people filled Paris's streets in solidarity against the terror attacks in that city, China’s official Xinhua news service published a self-serving editorial arguing that France’s free-wheeling media abetted the attack.

Map: The places where Islamic face veils are banned

  • Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:11

This week, Chinese state media reported that Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region had approved a ban on the wearing of the Islamic burqa in public spaces in the city of Urumqi.

Police unit in China's restive Xinjiang mocked for cinematic recruitment posters

  • Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:07

Police at a county in China’s restive Xinjiang region became the target of mocking and criticism after releasing recruitment posters that looked like they came from the set of a sci-fi or action film.