Uyghur Related

Uyghur schoolchildren in Xinjiang, in file photo.

Uyghurs Rally Around Language in Face of Pressures From China

  • Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:01

International Uyghur Language Day, launched in 2015, urges Uyghurs around the world to speak their native language.

An ethnic Kazakh imam from Habahe county, Altay prefecture, in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, in an undated photo.

Ethnic Kazakh Imam Dies in Custody of Chinese Police in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 06/15/2017 - 17:13

Police in the troubled region say the man's death was a suicide, claiming that he hanged himself following his detention last week.

Muslim Uyghurs at prayer in the western Xinjiang city of Kashgar, in file photo.

Muslim Uyghurs in China Fined, Sent to 'Study Classes' For Observing Ramadan

  • Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:01

An exile group cites reports of more than 100 punishments handed down to ethnic minority Uyghurs in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

CPEC-loving Pakistan needs to learn from Beijing’s recent treatment of Muslims

  • Wed, 06/14/2017 - 15:59

China is walking an extra mile to operationalise China-Pakistan Economic Corridor under the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project but Beijing's recent treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang region has lessons for Islamabad, which is relying heavily on the corridor to change its economic fortunes.

Kazakhstan Residents With Family in China Protest Document Confiscation Drive

  • Tue, 06/13/2017 - 16:59

A Kazakh source says Chinese nationals holding residence cards for the neighboring country are being ordered to hand them over to Chinese police along with their passports.

Uyghurs pray in Kashgar prefecture at the end of Ramadan, in a file photo.

China Embeds Cadres in Uyghur Homes During Ramadan

  • Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:45

Officials stay to prevent Uyghurs from fasting and praying during the Muslim holy month.

n the officially atheist China, ethnic Uyghurs are subjected to restrictions on religious and cultural practices that are imposed by China’s Communist Party.

East Turkestan: Muslim Children Forced to Change ‘Excessively Religious’ Names

  • Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:17

Beijing continues to pursue discriminatory policies against Muslim communities in China. As part of the wider crackdown on religious freedoms in East Turkestan and China writ large, Chinese authorities enacted a new order prohibiting ‘overly Muslim’ names.

 Worshippers leave Kashgar’s Id Kah mosque in Xinjiang during Ramadan. Photograph: Tom Phillips for the Guardian

Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

  • Mon, 06/05/2017 - 21:41

Muslim children in China’s far western Xinjiang region are being forced to change their “religious” names and adults are being coerced into attending rallies showing devotion to the officially atheist Communist party.

A truck rides in front of main towers at he China-Kazakhstan Horgos International Border Cooperation Center (ICBC), in Horgos, China May 12, 2017. Picture taken May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Silk Road hub or tax haven? China's new border trade zone may be less than it seems

  • Mon, 06/05/2017 - 21:33

On the border of China and Kazakhstan, an international free trade zone has become a showpiece of Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature "Belt and Road" Initiative to boost global trade and commerce by improving infrastructure and connectivity.

A file picture of Muslim Uygurs at a food stall in Kashgar in China's western Xinjiang region. Photo: Associated Press

China’s claims of human rights progress in Xinjiang ‘flimsy propaganda’, say pressure groups

  • Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:26

Pressure groups criticise government white paper lauding ‘great progress’ in promoting human rights in the region