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Ilham Tohti chats with students on June 12, 2010 after a lecture at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing.

China's Jailing of Uyghur Dissident's Students 'Unacceptable': Exile Group

  • Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:17

Seven former students of jailed scholar Ilham Tohti receive sentences ranging from three to eight years.

Hojamemet Tursun, an Uyghur student at the No 5 Middle School in Poskam county,  Uygur autonomous region. Oct 25, 2010.

China says bilingual education a key for Xinjiang's stability

  • Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:08

Bilingual education in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang will help to preserve stability and to develop the area, a senior Communist Party official said on Wednesday, stressing the importance of a controversial policy.

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China jails seven students of Uighur scholar for separatism

  • Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:08

A Chinese court handed down sentences of up to eight years in prison to seven students of jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti in China's western Xinjiang region, two rights lawyers said on Tuesday, in a case that has been criticized by the West.

The life sentence for academic Ilham Tohti sparked concern outside China

China jails students of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:00

Seven students of imprisoned Uighur academic Ilham Tohti have been convicted of separatism and jailed, a lawyer for Tohti says.

Students’ Conviction Serves to Further Punish Jailed Professor Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:57

China Will Stop at Nothing to Silence Dissent

The twilight world of China's wild west

  • Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:46

Carrie Gracie
BBC China editor
6 December 2014 Last updated at 19:17 ET

Chinese social media users caught the aftermath of the Urumqi market attack

China death penalties for Xinjiang market attackers

  • Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:43

Six people have been sentenced to death for an attack on a market in China's western Xinjiang province that killed 39 people in May.


  • Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:41

Protect the rights of Huseyin Celil

Emergency services outside Urumqi South railway station after the attack in April. Photograph: AP

China: eight sentenced to death over Xinjiang attacks

  • Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:36

Explosions at Urumqi train station in April and at city’s crowded market in May killed 46 people

Palau Community College President Patrick Tellei, shown in October 2014, is among prominent members of the tiny republic urging Canada to offer permanent residency to a Uighur man wrongly locked in Guantanamo Bay for eight years. Davut Abdureham is the only man among six given refuge five years ago who remains stateless. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tamsyn Burgmann

Tiny republic urges Canada stand up to China, resettle former Guantanamo inmate

  • Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:10

Thirteen years ago, a small, bearded man was tossed into the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison on suspicions of terrorism.