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Tursunjan Memet, one of the web administrators of the Uyghur-language website Misranim, in northwestern China's Xinjiang region in an undated photo.

Chinese Authorities Turn a Deaf Ear to a Uyghur Mother’s Dying Wish

  • Fri, 02/03/2017 - 17:24

Police in Xinjiang refuse to allow family visits for a webmaster held in a pre-Ramadan crackdown.

Many Belts, Many Roads: How China's Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project

  • Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:49

OBOR may be a national-level plan, but the provincial governments will mold the project to suit local needs.

FILE - An instructor points out Mandarin characters on a whiteboard at a night class for people learning Mandarin as a second language in Singapore, Sept. 1, 2009.

China to Push Mandarin for Minorities

  • Wed, 01/25/2017 - 14:29

 China will “unswervingly” stick to the promotion of Mandarin for ethnic minorities, the government said on Tuesday of a policy that has ignited sporadic protests, and will also step up protection for threatened tongues on the verge of extinction.

Tsai gov't risks China wrath over Uighur activist's visa

  • Tue, 01/24/2017 - 17:41

Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer has accepted the invitation to visit Taiwan on March, a pro-Taiwan independence opposition party said on Tuesday, urging the government to approve her visa application.

Left to right, Japan Uyghur Association president Ilham Mahmut, Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) Chairman Liu I-te and TSU social movements department director Chang Chao-lin display correspondence related to the party’s invitation to World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer in Taipei yesterday.Jan 25, 2017  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

TSU invites Rebiya Kadeer to visit Taiwan

  • Tue, 01/24/2017 - 17:38

World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer has accepted an invitation from the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) to visit Taiwan at the end of March, which would be the activist’s first visit to the nation.

A worker checks pipes at an oilfield in Xinjiang, the hydrocarbon-rich autonomous region where Beijing hopes to break the dominance of the state energy giants. Photo: AP

China to auction more Xinjiang oil and gas exploration sites to private investors: media

  • Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:51

Move is part of Beijing’s efforts to break up the monopoly of state-run energy companies in the sector, Xinhua says

Muslim Uighurs kneel on prayer carpets outside of Id Kah Mosque at the end of Ramadan month in Kashgar, Xinjiang province western China. Source: Pete Niesen/Shutterstock

China’s ‘War on Terror’ is fracturing Uighur society

  • Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:39

FOR centuries, acts of terror have been employed to instill fear in the populace, however today the world is witnessing an unprecedented amount of attacks.

China's President Xi Jinping and Swiss counterpart Doris Leuthard at Davos on Tuesday

Tibetans and Uighurs protest in Geneva

  • Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:44

Around 150 Tibetans and Uighurs protested in front of the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday against a visit to Switzerland by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

A map of Xinjiang showing the location of Aksu prefecture.

Cutting Tools Must be Registered With Police, Authorities in a Xinjiang County Say

  • Sun, 01/15/2017 - 20:32

The move appears aimed at discouraging use of the tools as weapons in terrorist attacks in the volatile region.

Pedestrians walk past anti-terror propaganda posters pasted along the streets of Urumqi, farwest China's Xinjiang region on September 16, 2014. Ilham Tohti, a former university professor from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority is facing a life sentence for separatism, as critics warn the prosecution will worsen in violence-wracked Xinjiang.  GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images

Xinjiang town orders residents to engrave names and ID numbers on to all knives, including kitchen tools

  • Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:39

A town in the restive region of Xinjiang has ordered that citizens engrave their ID numbers on all knives.