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Thanks for the "fresh" air.	(Reuters/Stringer)

China is reducing air pollution in its big cities—by making it worse in its smaller ones

  • Wed, 04/20/2016 - 19:37

In 2013, China announced a plan to curb air pollution in the notoriously smoggy Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, home to many old factories. Last year it even closed factories near the new Disneyland in Shanghai, hoping for more cheerful skies around the park.

Police search for fugitive 'terrorists' in Aksu, Aug. 9, 2014.

Uyghur Police Officers Are Called Chinese 'Heroes' in Propaganda Bid

  • Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:47

Many died in traffic accidents or of heart attacks, though, and not in armed clashes with criminals or militants.

A paramilitary policeman watches a flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square ahead of the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON

China to discuss controversial foreign NGO law again

  • Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:42

China's largely rubber stamp parliament will this month again review its controversial draft law governing foreign non-government organizations, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.

Chinese Offer Reward for Information on Terrorism, Religion in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:11

Up to 5 million yuan available in new program aimed at getting Uyghurs to tell authorities about suspicious activity.

A smartphone with an Android operating system and the Baidu Browser application is seen in this picture illustration taken February 22, 2016. REUTERS/DAMIR SAGOLJ -

China says tech firms pledge to counter online terror activities

  • Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:00

Twenty-five Chinese technology companies have signed a pledge to counter images and information online that promote terrorism, the internet regulator said on Tuesday, months after China passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law.

An anti-terrorism force including public security police and the armed police attend an anti-terrorism joint exercise in China's Xinjiang region. (AFP)

China's Xinjiang offers $800,000 rewards for tip offs on militant attacks

  • Mon, 04/11/2016 - 19:22

China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang will offer rewards of up to 5 million yuan ($772,738) for tip offs about terrorist attacks, the government there said on Monday, in the latest stability move by authorities.

World Uyghur Congress April Newsletter

  • Fri, 04/08/2016 - 18:29

WUC has published its newsletter for the month of April, detailing a number of stories that have featured prominently over the last month. The newsletter will continue monthly through 2016.

Dispatches: Mother’s Search for Son Triggers Prosecution in China

  • Thu, 04/07/2016 - 19:55

Today in Urumqi, capital of the region home to the ethnically Turkic Uyghur people, a court tried Patigul Ghulam in closed proceedings on allegations of leaking state secrets.

Police officers escort a suspect in the Aug. 17 blast at Erawan Shrine, Bilal Mohammad, center, on his arrival at a military court in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. The military court has indicted two men police say carried out the deadly August bombing at the shrine that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured.Photo: AP

Uighur, Chechen tourists placed under surveillance

  • Thu, 04/07/2016 - 19:25

Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon claimed Thursday he ordered surveillance of four Uighur and Chechen tourists because they might have entered the country on fake passports or planned to launch terrorist attacks.

A Uyghur man and boy watch a performance under a statue of late communist leader Mao Zedong meeting with a Uyghur in Hotan city, northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Apr. 16, 2015.

Chinese Policy Leaves Uyghurs Impoverished in Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture, Farmers Say

  • Fri, 04/01/2016 - 23:19

Land appropriation, forced abortions,‘strike hard’ campaigns and forced labor have reduced the amount of farmland residents need to make a decent living.