Uyghur Related

Ablajan check his hair at his studio ahead of a planned live webcast concert scheduled for that afternoon in Urumqi, China on July 31, 2014.

It’s a Long Way to the Top (if You Wanna Be a Uighur Pop Star)

  • Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:47

Emily Rauhala / Sangzhu
Oct 23, 2014

In China, a Drought Tests Nomadic Herders’ Culture of Survival

  • Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:43

It has been a bad year for the big-tailed sheep. The grass in the high mountain pastures here in northwest China has been sparse, and the sheep have not eaten well. They are scrawny. That means the Kazakh herders have suffered, too.

An ethnic Uighur man sits at his outdoor carpet stall near the Dong Kuruk Bridge mosque in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region, July 16, 2009, after bloody ethnic riots there. Reuters

Al Qaeda Wants Xinjiang In The Islamic Caliphate -- But Uighur Leaders Say No

  • Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:57

An al Qaeda propaganda magazine has described the far western Chinese province of Xinjiang, home to the native Uighur Muslim population, as a region that needs to be “recovered [into] the shade of the Islamic Caliphate.”

In this TV grab, six Uyghurs from a group suspected of carrying out a bombing attack stand trial in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture, Oct. 13, 2014.

China Executed More Than 2,000 People Last Year: Rights Group

  • Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:50

A similar number is expected next year as death penalties rise in the troubled region of Xinjiang.

Minitrue: Violent Incident in Kashgar

  • Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:06

Temporarily do not report on the violent incident that occurred Sunday [October 12] in Maralbeshi, Kashgar, Xinjiang.

Bayandai residents walk past an ethinic unity poster and a police check point

China launches massive rural 'surveillance' project to watch over Uighurs

  • Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:10

After violent clashes that left possibly hundreds of Muslim Uighurs dead, 200,000 Communist party officials are fanning out across the far-western region of Xinjiang to win the hearts and minds of locals

Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

At Least 22 People Are Reported Killed in Attack at a Market in Western China

  • Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:53

An attack on a farmers market in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang has reportedly left at least 22 people dead and dozens injured, Radio Free Asia, the news service financed by the American government, has reported.

22 Killed in Farmers' Market Attack in Xinjiang's Kashgar Prefecture

  • Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:51

Police say the attack was staged by Uyghur men armed with knives and explosives.


  • Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:54

Most Chinese police have long gone without firearms. In the wake of terrorist incidents, that is changing

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy (C) and President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso in Milan, Italy, Oct. 15, 2014. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

EU, China agree to step up cooperation against terrorism - EU

  • Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:21

Leaders from China and the European Union agreed to step up cooperation to counter extremism and terrorism in the Middle East and Africa, the EU said on Thursday.