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Paramilitary police officers stand guard outside a shopping mall in the town of Hotan, northwestern China's Xinjiang region, April 16, 2015.

Xinjiang Regional Government Passes New Counterterrorism Law

  • Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:38

Observers say the legislation is aimed at the further suppression of the Muslim Uyghur minority.

Young Uyghurs rest near the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, capital of western China's Xinjiang region, Sept. 17, 2014.

China's Uyghurs Face Added Scrutiny Ahead of G20 Summit in Hangzhou

  • Thu, 08/04/2016 - 21:05

Residents are urged to watch for 'Uyghurs from Xinjiang' and report them to authorities as the city prepares for a major international gathering.

    BEIJING: China is to set up an anti-terrorism alliance with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, state media said on Thursday, as it seeks to boost coordination with neighbours to tackle what it says is a growing domestic militant threat.

China joins Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan in security alliance

  • Thu, 08/04/2016 - 21:01

China is to set up an anti-terrorism alliance with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, state media said on Thursday, as it seeks to boost coordination with neighbors to tackle what it says is a growing domestic militant threat.

Tomurti villiage in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is shown in this undated file photo.

In China's Xinjiang a Way of Life Waits to Die

  • Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:07

Uyghur herder: “We are forced to move, our village and heritage is going to vanish without a trace.”

Some groups see the move to formalise names as a way of undermining their ethnic identity

China: Xinjiang government to 'clear up' ethnic names

  • Fri, 07/08/2016 - 18:43

Authorities in China's Xinjiang region have announced their intentions to "clear up" inconsistencies in the names of people from various ethnic groups by the end of the year.

File photo of Muslim Uyghurs praying at the Jame Mosque during Ramadan in Hotan in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Xinjiang Imposes Selective Fasting Ban Amid Terror Crackdown

  • Thu, 07/07/2016 - 18:47

The government in Xinjiang has once again banned state employees, Party members, students, and minors from fasting during Ramadan. 

CHINA: USCIRF Condemns the Government’s Ramadan Restrictions

  • Wed, 07/06/2016 - 20:06

As Muslims around the world mark the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr celebrations, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the Chinese government’s restrictions on Uighur and other Muslims’ religious practices.

Id Kah is the most important mosque in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, home to China’s largest population of Muslims. (Emily Rauhala/The Washington Post)

Asia & Pacific In western China, authorities grapple with how to handle Ramadan

  • Tue, 07/05/2016 - 23:18

 It was the final Friday of Ramadan, an aching hour before dusk, and on the steps of Id Kah, the mosque that marks the heart of this ancient city, things were as they have always been — almost.

United Front Work Department Website Warns US Internet Company: Stop Providing Service to Tibetan and Uyghur Separatists!

  • Tue, 07/05/2016 - 19:26

Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department China Tibet Network website warns San Francisco-based Cloudflare company that cooperates with dominant Chinese search engine company Baidu that it should stop providing internet service to some websites run by Tibetans and Uigurs that the Chinese government considers to be separatist.

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