Uyghur Related

China is gearing up to mark on October 1 the 60th year of Xinjiang Autonomous Region's formation [Reuters]

China warns of 'heavy pressure' in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 09/28/2015 - 20:54

Senior official asks Uighur Muslim figures to oppose "extremism" in lead-up to 60th anniversary of region's formation.

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a joint-press conference in the Rose Garden as part of a state visit at the White House in Washington, Sept. 25, 2015.

Obama, Xi Talk Rights as Protesters Demand End to Oppression in China

  • Mon, 09/28/2015 - 20:48

Anti-Beijing chants can be heard as the two leaders speak to reporters at the White House.

Barack Obama and China Xi Jinping participate in a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Friday. Erik S. Lesser/European Pressphoto Agency

Protesters, Pro and Con, Rally At White House as Xi and Obama Meet

  • Mon, 09/28/2015 - 20:43

As President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama gave a joint press conference in the Rose Garden, roars from hundreds of people gathered outside in both support and protest of Mr. Xi could be heard over the television broadcast.

The official announcement banning 22 Muslim first names in Hotan prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang region, has been widely circulated on social media.

Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

  • Fri, 09/25/2015 - 18:59

Children with forbidden names are prohibited from attending school if their parents refuse to change them.

Chinese state newspaper praises George Osborne for Xinjiang trip

  • Fri, 09/25/2015 - 18:56

Global Times writes glowing editorial but Amnesty International criticises chancellor for ‘sending signal that UK is willing to compromise its human rights values’

Mr Osborne is the first UK minister to have visited China's Xinjiang province

Osborne praised for 'not stressing human rights' in China

  • Fri, 09/25/2015 - 18:53

UK Chancellor George Osborne has been praised by Chinese state media for focusing on business ahead of human rights during his visit to Xinjiang.

People hold up photos of alleged victims of persecution during a protest in front of the White House ahead of the upcoming state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP

'President Obama most likely would be in prison': China rights record slammed in US ahead of Xi Jinping's state visit

  • Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:45

US activists and lawmakers slammed China’s recent rights record on Friday as controversy mounts ahead of a visit to Washington by President Xi Jinping.

Reuters/Reuters - Uighur women wearing face veils walk on a street in Urumqi September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Women's veils a sign of backwardness, says official in China's Xinjiang

  • Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:20

The custom of women wearing face veils is not a tradition of minority people in China's western area of Xinjiang or in any Muslim country, but is a symbol of extremism and backwardness instead, a senior regional official said on Thursday.

The British chancellor's decision to include Xinjiang in his tour of China has angered human rights activists

Osborne's Xinjiang visit: a 'political coup' for China?

  • Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:34

China may be rolling out the red carpet in Xinjiang for George Osborne and his delegation of British business leaders but it offers much less of a welcome, of course, to British journalists.