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Zhou Qiang, president of China’s Supreme People’s Court, gives a speech during the National People’s Congress in Beijing on March 12, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters

China: Disclose Details of Terrorism Convictions

  • Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:36

Overbroad Counterterrorism Legal Framework Opens Door to Abuses

Retired judge Huang Yunmin is shown in an undated photo.

Former Chinese Judge Jailed Over Alleged 'Ethnic Hatred,' Porn on Phone

  • Wed, 03/15/2017 - 18:11

Right activists say retired judge Huang Yunmin is widely respected for his keen sense of justice and advocacy for vulnerable workers.

Paramilitary policemen stand in formation as they take part in an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally, in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, February 27, 2017. Picture taken February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

China's Xinjiang offers leniency for 'terrorists' who turn themselves in

  • Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:59

Authorities in China's western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday offered leniency to "separatists, terrorists and religious extremists" who turn themselves in, the latest in a string of recent security measures in the violence-prone region.

Chinese President Xi Jinping joins a panel discussion with deputies to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at the annual session of the NPC in Beijing, capital of China, March 10, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

Party Ramps Up Rhetoric Amid War on Terror

  • Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:48

In 2014, Beijing launched a “people’s war on terror” in response to increasing incidents of violence in Xinjiang and elsewhere in China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping appears on a screen during the second plenary session of the National People's Congress on March 8. Photographer: Fred Dufour/AFP via Getty Images

China Seeks Stronger ‘Great Wall of Iron’ in Xinjiang: Eye on Chinese Media

  • Mon, 03/13/2017 - 15:42

President Xi Jinping said Friday that Xinjiang, the northwestern province that’s home to a large Muslim Uyghur minority group population, should strengthen its "great wall of iron" to safeguard social stability and national unity

Chinese Communist Party officials harden rhetoric on Islam

  • Mon, 03/13/2017 - 15:39

China's ruling Communist Party is hardening its rhetoric about Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings this past week about the specter of global religious extremism seeping into the country. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China's President Xi Jinping claps during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China's Xi calls for 'great wall of iron' to safeguard restive Xinjiang

  • Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:22

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for a "great wall of iron" to safeguard the restive western region of Xinjiang after a top official said Islamist separatists pose the "most prominent" challenge to the country's stability.

BC TV journalist Stephen McDonell is challenged while trying to film in far-western China and told to produce a journalists's card, which he does, and then an 'interviewing permit' without which, he is told, interviews are 'illegal',  2014

Xinjiang police say media have no right to ask questions

  • Thu, 03/09/2017 - 16:08

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) deplores a statement by Xinjiang police that denies the media’s right to ask questions.

Rabihan Musa is shown in an undated photo.

Elderly Uyghur Woman is Assigned a Chinese Spy as ‘Daughter’

  • Wed, 03/08/2017 - 20:18

Rabihan Musa had petitioned in public for months for permission to visit her family outside the country.

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

Xinjiang Police Launch Recruitment Drive Following Uyghur Knife Attack

  • Wed, 03/08/2017 - 16:29

The move will add more than 250 auxiliary officers to patrol neighborhoods and staff checkpoints on the roads.