Uyghur Related

China aims to win Uighur ‘hearts and minds’ with concubine cartoon

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:38

Program on life of Uighur concubine in an 18th-century Chinese court will only exacerbate tensions, activists say

A woman pushes at Chinese paramilitary police wearing riot gear as a crowd of angry locals confront security forces on a street in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region on July 7, 2009.

How China squeezes its Uighur minority — and how they're fighting back

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:34

There's a long history of tensions between Chinese authorities in Beijing and the Uighur people of Xinjiang, a province in the remote far west of China.

Nurmemet Abidilimit being interviewed on Xinjiang Television. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Confessions by killers of pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang are broadcast

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:12

One killer's mentor, who is 18 years old, said the imam was misinterpreting the Koran, but lacks knowledge of the text himself

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, a bearded elderly Uighur man uses a plastic bag over his doppa to cover from a light rain in the city of Kuqa in western China's Xinjiang province. In China's restive western province of Xinjiang, young men of the Uighur ethnic minority are not allowed to have beards. Also proscribed are certain types of women's headscarves, veils and “jilbabs,” loose, full-length garments worn in public. Such restrictions are not new but their enforcement has intensified this y

China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:09

Outside a mosque in China's restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter's question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don't have beards when one such youth interrupted.

China: Cartoons foster to "ethnic solidarity"

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:06

The authorities in China are sponsoring a TV cartoon to ease ethnic tensions in troubled Xinjiang province, it is reported.

Three Uyghur Farmers Shot Dead in Xinjiang Police Operations

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:16

Security forces in northwestern China’s restive Xinjiang region have shot dead three ethnic minority Uyghur Muslim farmers after they allegedly resisted arrest in connection with suspected separatist activities, according to officials.

Police cars block off the roads leading into Tiananmen Square as smoke rises where a vehicle exploded in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on Oct. 28, 2013, in what authorities said was a terrorist attack. (Stringer / AFP/Getty Images)

China executes eight on terrorism charges; all appear to be Uighurs

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:14

China executes eight people convicted on terrorism charges, include three blamed in 2013 Tiananmen attack

The "stern look" advised by the Chinese government (GUANCHA)

China tells villagers to fight terror by frowning

  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:23

Communist Party officials advise villagers in China’s violent-hit west that “stern looks” can be used to defeat terrorists as well as wooden clubs

China’s Double Standard on Terrorism

  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:45

On July 9, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jieqi chastised the U.S. for refusing to acknowledge Chinese-labeled acts of terrorism during a U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

China Using Drones in Crackdown on Civilians

  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:42

Human Rights Groups Say Repression of Ethnic and Religious Minorities Continues