Uyghur Related

China reports deadly attack in northwest

  • Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:23

A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday.

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Dozens of Uyghurs Shot Dead in Riots in Xinjiang’s Yarkand County

  • Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:44

At least two sources say the death toll may have exceeded 50 but the information cannot be officially verified.

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

China Cuts Off Internet Near Kashgar Amid Reports of Deadly Violence

  • Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:30

New reports point to deaths and injuries amid a government information blackout.

Security forces participate in a military drill in Hotan, in northwest China's Xinjiang region, June 6, 2014.

Religious Curbs in Xinjiang ‘Increases Potential’ For Violent Extremism

  • Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:21

Beijing’s new religious freedom restrictions on ethnic minority Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang amid an anti-terror campaign could trigger new violence in the already restive region, the United States warned Monday

Chinese authorities have stepped up the security presence in key Xinjiang towns and cities

Xinjiang violence 'leaves 13 Han Chinese dead'

  • Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:18

A Chinese official says 13 people were killed on Monday in the latest outbreak of violence in the western region of Xinjiang.

Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.

Chinese Authorities Jail 17 Uyghurs Over Shooting Protest

  • Sat, 07/26/2014 - 17:30

The Uyghurs are ordered imprisoned between six months and seven years after a hushed-up trial.

China imposes airline-like restrictions on bus passengers in Xinjiang capital

  • Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:58

China has banned bus passengers in the capital of western Xinjiang region from carrying items ranging from cigarette lighters to yogurt, state media said on Friday, in the latest effort by authorities to prevent violent attacks.

Book Review: 'The Emperor Far Away' by David Eimer

  • Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:57

China discourages Uighurs from practicing Islam. This year during Ramadan, state media declared that fasting is unhealthy.

Beijing assembles people's army to crush China terrorists with an iron fist

  • Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:31

Headline-grabbing “people’s war” on terrorism is a nationwide crackdown designed to show that president Xi Jinping’s Communist Party is taking charge

More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12, 2014

Fleeing Uygurs caught using Rohingya trafficking networks are stuck in limbo

  • Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:24

Hundreds of suspected Uygurs are being held in Thai immigration camps while officials try to validate their desperate claims of Turkish nationality. Deportation to China, they know, could be a deadly fate, writes Gabrielle Paluch