- Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:30
More than 200 journalists are imprisoned for their work for the third consecutive year, reflecting a global surge in authoritarianism. China is the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2014. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari
- Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:23
Chinese authorities have arrested a knife-wielding man who injured three people waiting at a bus stop in Xinjiang, local media say.
- Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:00
Authorities in China’s restive western province of Xinjiang reacted this week to a growing threat of separatist and Islamist violence by banning women from wearing burqas in public in the regional capital.
- Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:56
Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang in China, is a cold and forbidding place to visit in late November. The red and blue flashing lights of police vehicles are everywhere.
- Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:52
The authorities in Xinjiang, in China’s far west, have reportedly released from prison a Uighur linguist and poet who was jailed after he sought to open schools to teach children the native Turkic language of the region
- Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:49
The capital of China’s far western Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils in public, the regional government said on Thursday, in a move experts worry could spark more unrest in the troubled region.
- Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:47
Authority's vote to prohibit the wearing of the Islamic garment in public could make it 'more popular as a symbol of resistance', expert warns
- Thu, 12/11/2014 - 22:39
He had been jailed for more than a year for ‘illegal fundraising.’
- Thu, 12/11/2014 - 22:36
The capital of China's restive western region of Xinjiang has introduced a law banning veiled robes in public amid measures taken by Beijing to curb Muslim extremism, authorities announced Thursday.
- Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:19
Muslims in Xinjiang will be prevented from wearing religious garb the authorities believe is associated with extremism.