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Hundreds of academics urge China’s President to free Professor Ilham Tohti

  • Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:23

Four hundred academics from across the world have called on China’s President Xi Jinping to immediately release Uighur Professor Ilham Tohti, on the second anniversary of the day he was taken into custody by authorities.

“Upholding law and order is everyone’s responsibility. Maintaining stability is the people’s happiness.”

China's Xinjiang adopts non-discrimination rules amid ethnic violence

  • Fri, 01/15/2016 - 18:43

China's western region of Xinjiang has set new rules to boost "ethnic solidarity", state media said on Friday, amid roiling violence between Muslim Uighurs and the majority Han Chinese that has left hundreds dead in recent years.

Paramilitary police officers guard a shopping mall in Xinjiang's Hotan prefecture, China, April 16, 2015.

Three Police Officers Are Added to Death Toll in Operation Following Xinjiang Coal Mine Attack

  • Thu, 01/14/2016 - 19:46

Their identities and roles in the operation are revealed in an online posting by police officers in Xinjiang.

China's Xinjiang to draft rules against extremism - China Daily

  • Thu, 01/14/2016 - 19:17

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Workers look for trash in newly harvested cotton at a processing plant in Aksu, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, December 1, 2015.

Xinjiang cotton at crossroads of China's new Silk Road

  • Mon, 01/11/2016 - 22:35

The Youngor cotton spinning factory is one of the biggest employers in Aksu, an agricultural town on the edge of the Taklamakan desert in China's restive Xinjiang region.

Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Police Increase Checks of Uyghur Smartphone Users in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 01/08/2016 - 21:03

They are detaining those who have downloaded or viewed Islamic extremist or religious texts and videos on their handsets.

Your Apps, Please? China Shows how Surveillance Leads to Intimidation and Software Censorship

  • Fri, 01/08/2016 - 20:55

Now China has taken the next step. In November, a select group of Xinjiang residents found their mobile phone service abruptly terminated. Their phone service providers told them to visit their local police station to have the service restored. 

World Uyghur Congress January Newsletter

  • Fri, 01/08/2016 - 20:51

China's Broad Anti-Terror Law Quietly Passes. French Journalist Expelled from China for Uyghur Story. WUC President Awarded Lantos Prize in Washington. UN Committee Against Torture Releases Concluding Observations

Armed Chinese paramilitary policemen march during an anti-terrorist drill in Xinjiang, July 2, 2013.

Controls on Uyghur Villages, Mosques Continue Into New Year

  • Wed, 01/06/2016 - 21:23

Police in China's troubled Xinjiang region carry out frequent ID checks, conduct round-the-clock patrols.

Shohret Hoshur at the Radio Free Asia office in Washington. He said, “I cannot leave. They took such risks. In such a situation, how can I?” Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times

Release of reporter’s brothers shows China does heed foreign pressure

  • Tue, 01/05/2016 - 19:05

Sometimes the government in Beijing surprises people, by responding to international pressure over human rights.