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The Tianshan No. 1 glacier is melting fast, receding by at least 30 feet each year. Scientists warn that the glacier — the source of the Urumqi River, which more than 4 million people depend on — may disappear in the next 50 years.

'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear

  • Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:05

At the end of every summer, scientist Li Zhongqin takes his seasonal hike near the top of a glacier in the Tianshan mountains in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Hackers linked to Chinese government used mobile malware to spy on ethnic minority

  • Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:56

Security researchers say a hacking group likely linked to the Chinese government is conducting targeted surveillance against a Chinese ethnic minority, known as the Uyghurs, through the deployment of sophisticated mobile malware, according to new evidence published Friday by U.S. cybersecurity firm Lookout.

Dredging worker Maihemuti Saibuduli goes down a karez to repair it in Turpan, China, in 2015.

In China’s ‘underground Great Wall,’ tunnels go dry and Uyghurs fear for their culture

  • Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:34

Tahir Tomur steps out of his car and looks in astonishment at the side of a dusty street, where a hole the size of a large sewer grate has been piled full of dirt and refuse.

Launch of ‘Friends of Uyghur’ Friendship Group in the European Parliament Brings Together MEPs, NGOs and Public to Celebrate Uyghur Community Culture

  • Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:30

On 19 October 2017, the newly formed Uyghur Friendship Group, in collaboration with MEPs Csaba Sógor and Ilhan Kyuchyuk, marked its inaugural event with a celebration of the Uyghur culture.

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

  • Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:18

Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”

A Uyghur woman carries a toddler as children play near a cage protecting Chinese paramilitary policemen on duty in Urumqi, May 1, 2014.

Children of Detained Uyghurs Face ‘Terrible’ Conditions in Overcrowded Xinjiang Orphanages

  • Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:16

Authorities alleviate cramped quarters by sending kids to facilities in other parts of China, sources say.

Uyghur Women and Children Endure Heavy Labor Amid Detentions in Xinjiang’s Hotan

  • Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:04

They take on tough farm work to make up for wages lost by men held in re-education camps.

Officials of the "stability maintenance" team in the Kanas Scenic Area of Xinjiang's Altay prefecture, close to China's border with Kazakhstan, in undated photo.

China Detains, Brainwashes 'Wild' Imams Who Step Out of Line in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:02

The crackdown comes after the Xinjiang Communist Party chief calls for a massive region-wide security operation to prevent the occurrence of any incident, large or small.

Uyghur students study at a bilingual middle school in Hotan, Xinjiang, in a file photo.

China Bans Use of Uyghur, Kazakh Textbooks, Materials in Xinjiang Schools

  • Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:25

The move is the latest in a series of measures that privilege the use of Chinese in the region's schools, regardless of students' ethnicity.

A Uyghur man takes in the view from a lookout point above Korla city, in Xinjiang's Bayin’gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, in a file photo.

Uyghurs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps Forced to Express Remorse Over Travel Abroad

  • Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:18

An official says detainees will not be freed until they admit it was ‘wrong’ to leave China.