Uyghur Related

Uyghurs pray in Kashgar prefecture at the end of Ramadan, in a file photo.

China Embeds Cadres in Uyghur Homes During Ramadan

  • Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:45

Officials stay to prevent Uyghurs from fasting and praying during the Muslim holy month.

n the officially atheist China, ethnic Uyghurs are subjected to restrictions on religious and cultural practices that are imposed by China’s Communist Party.

East Turkestan: Muslim Children Forced to Change ‘Excessively Religious’ Names

  • Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:17

Beijing continues to pursue discriminatory policies against Muslim communities in China. As part of the wider crackdown on religious freedoms in East Turkestan and China writ large, Chinese authorities enacted a new order prohibiting ‘overly Muslim’ names.

 Worshippers leave Kashgar’s Id Kah mosque in Xinjiang during Ramadan. Photograph: Tom Phillips for the Guardian

Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

  • Mon, 06/05/2017 - 21:41

Muslim children in China’s far western Xinjiang region are being forced to change their “religious” names and adults are being coerced into attending rallies showing devotion to the officially atheist Communist party.

A truck rides in front of main towers at he China-Kazakhstan Horgos International Border Cooperation Center (ICBC), in Horgos, China May 12, 2017. Picture taken May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Silk Road hub or tax haven? China's new border trade zone may be less than it seems

  • Mon, 06/05/2017 - 21:33

On the border of China and Kazakhstan, an international free trade zone has become a showpiece of Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature "Belt and Road" Initiative to boost global trade and commerce by improving infrastructure and connectivity.

A file picture of Muslim Uygurs at a food stall in Kashgar in China's western Xinjiang region. Photo: Associated Press

China’s claims of human rights progress in Xinjiang ‘flimsy propaganda’, say pressure groups

  • Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:26

Pressure groups criticise government white paper lauding ‘great progress’ in promoting human rights in the region

 Uyghur woman is shown with her children in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in a file photo.

China Extends Ban on ‘Extreme’ Uyghur Baby Names to Children Under 16

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 21:30

Officials say it is currently too difficult to change the IDs of adults, though they may be next.

China responds to regional extremism by placing regulations on religious expressions, including restrictions on the cultural and religious practices of its minority Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang provinceThomas Peter/Reuters

China's communist party member fired for visiting mosque during Ramadan

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 17:18

The decision comes as China is intensifying efforts to curb the rising threat of terrorism and Islamic separatism.

China is touting its protection of human rights in a Muslim-majority region riven by violence

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 17:09

China put out a policy paper today on human rights in the Muslim-heavy Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, where the Chinese government has been cracking down extensively in recent years.

Ramadan 2017: China trying to stop Muslims observing holy month in restive Xinjiang region

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 17:05

Communist party has repeatedly tried to crack down on expressions of Muslim identity in the region

Beijing created a pressure cooker in Xinjiang	(Reuters/David Gray)

China created a new terrorist threat by repressing secessionist fervor in its western frontier

  • Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:49

Beijing created a pressure cooker in Xinjiang