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World Uyghur Congress (WUC) President Rebiya Kadeer

Uyghur Diaspora Leader Voices Empathy for Turkey over Instanbul Shooting

  • Thu, 01/05/2017 - 19:15

Reports emerge that the shooter in the disco attack that killed 39 people might be from China's Uyghur community.

He Jun (left), party chief of Karakax county, Hotan, and Zhang Jinbiao, party secretary of Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang, have been placed under investigation. Photo: Handout

China probes senior Xinjiang party officials days after deadly bomb attack

  • Thu, 01/05/2017 - 19:01

Party chiefs of Hotan prefecture and Karakax county both suspected of ‘serious disciplinary breaches’ and ‘dereliction’

A Uyghur man stands outside a mosque in Turpan, Xinjiang,in a file photo.

Uyghur Government Workers Ordered Not to Identify on Forms as Muslim

  • Wed, 01/04/2017 - 21:39

The word Islam must not appear on household registration forms, while forms already filled in must be changed.

Xinjiang Communist Party chief Chen Quanguo was well known for his hardline policies during his previous posting in Tibet. Photo: Handout

Show of force in Xinjiang sends hardline message

  • Tue, 01/03/2017 - 22:14

Tough new party chief shows authorities will brook no trouble from terrorists in region, just days after deadly attack on office compound

Soldiers of Xinjiang Armed Police Frontier Corps get drill in gobi desert of Yecheng County on August 17, 2015 in Kashgar, Xinjiang.

China's Xinjiang sets up legal team to prosecute terror cases

  • Fri, 12/30/2016 - 17:55

Prosecutors in China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang have set up a special team to handle terror-related cases, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.

Armed Chinese paramilitary policemen march during an anti-terrorist drill in Xinjiang, July 2, 2013.

China Says 5 Killed in Attack at Communist Party Office in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 12/29/2016 - 15:44

Five people were killed in a clash at a branch of the Communist Party in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, the state news media reported on Thursday.

A map shows Qaraqash county in Xinjiang's Hotan prefecture.

Five dead in attack in China's Xinjiang

  • Wed, 12/28/2016 - 15:32

Attackers drove a car into a government building in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday and set off an explosive device killing one person, while all four of the attackers were shot dead, the regional government said.

China’s citizens free to believe, but not to practise

  • Tue, 12/27/2016 - 20:09

Addressing a conference on religion in April, President Xi Jinping, not unlike a zealous preacher, thumped the lectern and called for the “sinicisation” of religions in China. He demanded all faiths should be subservient to the might of the Communist Party of China.

A map showing the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and the location of Kashgar.

Under the Guise of Public Safety, China Demolishes Thousands of Mosques

  • Tue, 12/20/2016 - 21:35

The ‘Mosque Rectification’ campaign reduces Islamic places of worship to rubble.

China Doesn’t Mind Islamic Extremists As long as they're not Uighur.

  • Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:25

Ma Xin couldn’t find the Salafi mosque. We were walking through the northwestern city’s Xiaoxihu neighborhood, a traditionally Muslim minority-dominated area.