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Suspected Uighurs are transported back to a detention facility in the town of Songkhla in southern Thailand after visiting women and children at a separate shelter, March 26, 2014.

Suspected Uighurs From China Remain in Limbo in Thailand

  • Fri, 04/11/2014 - 18:57

More than 400 suspected Uighurs from China, including young children, have been apprehended in Thailand in recent weeks and are waiting to find out their fate. Chinese authorities are pressing the Thai government to send them back to China, but those detained deny they are Chinese Uighurs and want to go to Turkey.

Uyghurs sell handicrafts in Buyluq village, which neighbors Yengi-Bagh village, in an undated photo.

Uyghur Farmer, Brothers Push Back Against Land Grab

  • Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:21

They suspect local officials of working in collusion with Chinese firms.

Jewher Ilham testifies at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China in Washington, April 8, 2014.

Daughter of Jailed Academic Says China Deaf to Uyghur Grievances

  • Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:16

Beijing targets even the most peaceful of Uyghur advocates, she says.

Jailed academic’s daughter says China stifling Uighurs

  • Tue, 04/08/2014 - 23:18

The daughter of a prominent Uighur academic told US lawmakers on Tuesday that his arrest sent a message China will not tolerate even peaceful expression of grievances by the minority group.

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China official says Islamists seek to ban laughter and crying

  • Mon, 04/07/2014 - 20:07

The governor of China's restive far western region of Xinjiang wrote on Monday that Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals, as he appealed to people to stamp out the "tumor" of extremism.

 Captive families face uncertain future in Chinese hands, say NGOs Photo by

China, Turkey Tussling for 400 People

  • Mon, 04/07/2014 - 20:01

A tug-of-war is taking place between Turkey and China with the winner claiming 400 mysterious travellers, most of whom are children, now being held captive in Thailand.

Did Muslim Veils Spark A Mysterious 2013 Massacre In Northwest China

  • Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:58

A French reporter is the first Western journalist to get inside the village of Lukqun where in June 2013, 27 people were killed under unclear circumstances before access was shut off.

Tiananmen Square dissident warns Uighur militancy on the rise

  • Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:03

Militancy is on the rise in China among Uighurs driven to despair over Beijing's "terrorist colonisation", Wu'er Kaixi, a Uighur exiled after his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, has warned.

A suspected Uighur from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, weeps as he speaks with a translator after being detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla March 14, 2014. About 200 people rescued by police from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand on Wednesday are suspected Uighur Muslims from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, say Thai police.

China presses Thailand to return Uighur refugees

  • Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:14

A group of mainly Muslim refugees from western China has become the focus of an international tug-of-war in Thailand as Beijing flexes its diplomatic muscle and western powers warn Bangkok not to send them home.

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents Chinese President Xi Jinping with a a map of China from the 18th century at the Chancellor's Office on March 28, 2014 in Berlin. BPA/Getty Images

Maybe Heads of State Shouldn’t Give Maps as Presents

  • Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:39

An antique map of China gifted by the German Chancellor to China's President is at odds with how China views its historical boundaries