Uyghur Related

A Uyghur security guard patrols a Uyghur neighborhood in Aksu prefecture of northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Apr. 17, 2015.

Han Chinese Offered Triple Salary of Uyghurs in Xinjiang Police Recruitment Drive

  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 23:05

Observers say the practice is part of a greater problem of ethnic inequality in the region.

A file picture of paramilitary policemen taking part in a rally in Kashgar in Xinjiang in February. Photo: Reuters

Rewards of up to 5 million yuan offered for terrorism tip-offs by remote area in China’s Xinjiang

  • Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:17

Altay the latest part of the restive region to offer cash incentives to catch terrorists, amid spate of violent attacks blamed on Islamist separatists

Herdsmen transfer their sheep to autumn pastures in Jigin county, Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture, in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Aug. 14, 2016.

Authorities Urge Kyrgyz Herdsmen to Spy on Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang

  • Wed, 04/12/2017 - 22:24

They want the men to prevent separatists and extremists in Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture from crossing the border.

Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang, where Uygur culture in particularly strong. Photo: Handout

China punishes Xinjiang official for refusing to smoke near Muslim elders

  • Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:27

Party chief of village, an ethnic Uygur, demoted for not having a “resolute political stance”

China’s Assault on Race and Religion: Misunderstood and Underreported

  • Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:23

In a time when religious and racial prejudice are once again on the rise around the world, few people have managed to grasp the full extent of the religious persecution that is occurring in China.


  • Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:12

The Chinese government continues to conceal the extent to which capital punishment is being used in China, despite more than four decades of requests from UN bodies and the international community and despite the Chinese authorities’ own pledges to bring about increased openness in the country’s criminal justice system.

A child sleeps as a riot shield leans on a stall at the bazaar in Hotan, Xinjiang late last month. Photo: Reuters

Fellow Uighurs should beware of 'two-faced' people in separatism fight, official says

  • Mon, 04/10/2017 - 19:16

A senior Uighur Communist Party official in China's far-western Xinjiang has urged Uighur cadres to reveal "two-faced people" and "clean them out", the latest in a string of senior figures to single out their own ethnic group in the restive region.

In this March 18, 2017 photo, Tao Yingsheng, the imam at the Nangang mosque, stands in the mosque in Hefei in central China's Anhui province. On the dusty plains of the Chinese heartland, the bitter fight over the mosque illustrates how a surge in anti-Muslim sentiment online is spilling over into the real world. If left unchecked, scholars say, such attitudes risk inflaming simmering ethnic tensions that have in past erupted in bloodshed. (AP Photo/Gerry Shih)

Unfettered online hate speech fuels Islamophobia in China

  • Mon, 04/10/2017 - 19:12

The flood of angry anti-Muslim rhetoric on social media was the first sign of how fiercely the suburban middle-class homeowners in this central China city opposed a planned mosque in their neighborhood. It quickly escalated into something more sinister.

Activists Criticize China’s Human Rights Record Ahead of Trump-Xi Jinping Meeting

  • Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:16

PEN America and he Uyghur American Association are among seven groups asking President Donald Trump to voice human rights concerns with Chinese President Xi Jinping when they meet in Florida beginning Thursday.

CAIR Calls on Trump to Demand Religious Freedom for Christians, Uighur Muslims at Meeting with Chinese President

  • Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:23

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on President Trump to demand an end to the denial of religious freedom for Chinese Christians and Uighur Muslims during his meeting on Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.