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This April 19 photo shows Uighur men making their way to the Id Kah mosque for afternoon prayers in Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

China mulls banning 'terrorist' clothing

  • Tue, 08/25/2015 - 19:58

Chinese legislators have proposed a new nationwide ban on "terrorist" clothing in the latest move designed to curb Islamic extremism in restive Xinjiang.

Relatives of Hong Kong victims of the bombing say a prayer outside the Erawan Shrine, scene of the blast, yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Beijing rejects ‘hugely irresponsible’ speculation that Uygur militants were behind Bangkok bombing

  • Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:47

No evidence Xinjiang militants exploded bomb, insists Chinese embassy, as Thai junta says it is unlikely international terrorists were involved

The Erawan shrine opened to worshippers just two days after Monday's killer bomb attack, as the prime minister knocked back the theory Uighurs did it, and rejects an offer to help from London.   Photo by Patipat Janthong

PM plays down Uighur theory

  • Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:32

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday dismissed a police assumption that the deadly blast might have been an act of revenge by Chinese Muslim Uighurs, while declining an offer by the British government to assist in the investigation.

In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle For Human Rights

  • Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:27

In light of the progressively alarming human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), WUC, in cooperation with UNPO, and sponsored by the ALDE, is convening a two-day conference entitled “In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle for Human Rights".

CPJ: RFA Reporter’s Brother to Face Trial

  • Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:41

The brother of Shohret Hoshur, a journalist for Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur service, is scheduled to go on trial tomorrow in Urumqi. The Committee to Protect Journalists reports:

Map showing Yarkand in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture.

Uyghur Farmers Struggle to Make Ends Meet One Year After Massacre in Yarkand

  • Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:41

Mass jailings have left farmers without help, and they are forbidden to travel to look for work.

A group of more than 90 Uighur refugees were forcibly repatriated from Thailand to China in July. Chinese security forces placed hoods over their heads for the flight to China, where they are branded terrorists. Photo: CCTV

Despite Lack of Evidence, Thai Media Points Blame at Uighurs

  • Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:39

In the horrific wake of last night’s devastating bomb attack, the need and rush to assign blame in the absence of reliable information has proven a toxic mix for a Thai media too willing to set aside due diligence and cast its own net of suspicion.

Assistant Secretary Malinowski Briefs Reporters Following U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue | by U.S. Department

On-the-Record Briefing on the 19th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue

  • Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:53

Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: On-the-Record Briefing on the 19th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue

It isn't 'terror' or 'unstable elements' providing the greatest threat to China's Muslims... it's AIDS, says whistleblower

  • Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:48

A Chinese whistleblower has revealed HIV is the most “harmful social phenomenon” sweeping a region in the country’s north-west – rather than “unstable elements” such as terrorism and religious extremism.

Chinese paramilitary police patrolling in Urumqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014, the day after attackers threw explosive devices from two sport utility vehicles, killing 31 people and injuring more than 90.Credit The New York Times

Q. and A.: Nick Holdstock on Xinjiang and ‘China’s Forgotten People’

  • Thu, 08/13/2015 - 21:45

Four years after the town of Yining, in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, was rocked by violent protests in 1997 over the execution of independence advocates, Nick Holdstock arrived to spend a year as an English teacher.