Uyghur Related

A child stands amid donated items for Uighur migrants in a tent in Kayseri, Turkey. More than 600 Uighurs from China are living in government-supplied apartments in the city, and residents have donated food, furniture and clothing for them. (Glen Johnson / For The Times)

Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China

  • Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:56

Wearing woolen hats pulled down tight against the winter chill, the newly arrived youngsters from western China scurried around the ramshackle, low-rise apartment complex chasing after soccer balls and drifting balloons.

Rebiya Kadeer

Kadeer denies Uygurs joining extremists in Syria

  • Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:51

The leader of ethnic Uygurs living abroad has denied China's allegation that Uygurs are leaving the country illegally to join Islamic State militants in Syria.

Jiang Zhaoyong, a Beijing-based ethnic affairs expert, says in one way or another the 300-odd officials have threatened the safety of the Communist Party. Photo: AP

Hundreds of Xinjiang officials probed over their loyalty

  • Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:54

The authorities in Xinjiang investigated 355 Communist Party cadres for breaches of party political discipline last year, a six-fold increase over 2013, in a greater attempt to root out disloyal members.

 Uighur protesters burn a Chinese flag in Istanbul, where some members of the mostly Muslim ethnic group have settled after fleeing their homeland in China. Photo: Associated Press

As Muslim Uighurs Flee, China Sees Jihad Risk

  • Sat, 01/31/2015 - 13:40

As Homeland Grows Violent, Some Uighurs Seek Haven in Turkey

A crowd of mainly Uyghurs shopping at a bazaar in Hotan, Nov. 6, 2013.

Five Dead After Security Checkpoint Clash in Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture

  • Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:57

Two Uyghur youth were shot dead and one captured after the fatal stabbing of three security officials.

Ablimit Qari Hajim (R) sits with other Kelpin county residents before his arrest in an undated photo.

Villagers Appeal for Release of Jailed, Elderly Uyghur Religious Scholar

  • Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:54

Residents of Aksu prefecture say an 85-year-old imam jailed on charges of illegal religious teaching activities and murder is in poor health.

China to curb phone, computer purchases in restive Xinjiang

  • Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:51

Anyone buying a mobile phone or a computer in the restive far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang will have to register their personal details with police, state media reported, in the latest sign of tightening government restrictions.

2015 Update: The Xinjiang Archives Project

  • Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:14

Initiated in 2011, the Xinjiang Archives Project (新疆文库) aims to publish 1,000 volumes by 2020. According to a January 2015 report that ran in 《了望》magazine (文化格局), 26 volumes have been published.

  Uighur children play at the entrance of a residential compound in Shanghai, March 28, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Aly Song/Files

China official calls for reduced birth rates in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:36

An official from China's restive far-western Xinjiang called for strict measures to prevent early marriages and high birth rates in southern parts of the region, state media said on Friday, a move likely to raise concerns among ethnic Uighurs.

    Chinese soldiers in front of the Id Kah Mosque, in Kashgar, on Thursday. China has increased security in many parts of Xinjiang.     Getty Images

Xinjiang Arrests Nearly Doubled in ’14, Year of ‘Strike-Hard’ Campaign

  • Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:33

New figures that show a near-doubling of arrests in Xinjiang last year illustrate that Chinese President Xi Jinping meant business with a vow to strike hard in that western region to suppress terrorism.