Uyghur Related

In One Xinjiang City, Beards and Muslim Headscarves Banned from Buses

  • Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:21

Karamay's clumsy policy is likely to fray nerves further in an already tense region.

Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention.

Jailed Uighur Scholar Rejects China’s Separatism Charges as ‘Distorted’

  • Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:14

Ilham Tohti, the Uighur academic who is facing charges of separatism, has rejected the allegations that he was the ringleader of a group advocating the creation of an independent Uighur homeland in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, his lawyers said Tuesday.

Xinjiang Chief Signals New Curbs on Births for Minorities

  • Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:10

China plans to adopt the same family planning policies for all ethnic groups in Xinjiang, the western province’s Communist Party chief wrote in an essay, signaling further curbs for the Uighur Muslim minority.

  Uighur women stand next to a street to wait for a bus in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 1, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

China bans beards, veils from Xinjiang city's buses in security bid

  • Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:08

A city in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buses, as the government battles unrest with a policy that critics said discriminates against Muslims.

New buildings tower over Kashgar's old town. Many Uighurs live in this district, where many old buildings have been demolished. (Los Angeles Times)

China imposes intrusive rules on Uighurs in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:05

Chinese authorities here want to know what you eat and when you eat it. How you style your hair, how you dress, and what songs are on your iPad or smartphone.

Minitrue: No Beards on Xinjiang Busses

  • Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:58

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.

FILE - An Uighur man sits at a street market in Kashgar, Xinjiang province.

Chinese City Bans Big Beards on Buses

  • Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:54

A city in China's violence-hit Xinjiang region has banned people with long beards from riding public buses, the latest move likely to aggravate many in the region's predominantly Muslim Uighur community.

Rebiya Kadeer speaks at the demeonstration at the Chinese Embassy in D.C on Aug 03, 2014

‘At Least 2,000 Uyghurs Killed’ in Yarkand Violence: Exile Leader

  • Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:11

World Uyghur Congress leader Rebiya Kadeer cites ‘evidence from the ground’ for the much higher death toll.

Amateur ‘Terrorist Hunters’ Offered Millions in Cash in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:31

The Chinese government will “strike with awe-inspiring force” against people it says are Islamic terrorists causing bloodshed in the western region of Xinjiang, Zhang Chunxian, the top Communist Party leader there, said last week.

Police officers block a road and examine vehicles in Yarkand county in Kashgar, the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, on July 30. (Kim Soon-hi)

Chinese police block entry to attack site in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:21

Two days after an armed group assaulted local government offices and a police station here, security officials blocked traffic from entering the area around the crime scene.