Uyghur Related

China knife attack: Eight dead in Xinjiang region

  • Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:37

Eight people are dead after a knife attack in China's restive Xinjiang region.

A map of Xinjiang showing the location of Aksu prefecture.

Uyghurs Are Told to Confess Political 'Mistakes' in Mass Meetings

  • Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:30

Authorities warn that attempts to cover up 'anti-state activities' will be harshly punished.

World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer

Uighur advocate cancels trip on political concerns

  • Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:11

World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer has canceled plans to visit Taiwan due to the intervention of “specific individuals,” the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) said yesterday.

Rabiya Kadeer at a press conference that held in Japan, 23 Feb, 2017

Kadeer wants to visit if it does not cause trouble

  • Mon, 02/13/2017 - 17:05

World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer on Saturday said she would accept an invitation from the Taiwan Solidarity Union’s (TSU) to visit Taiwan on condition that it does not cause repercussions for Taiwanese.

Exiled Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer speaks about alleged atrocities by Chinese authorities against ethnic Uyghurs in Xinjiang, at a press conference in Tokyo on October 19, 2015 Yoshikazu TSUNO, AFP/File

Some Uighurs fighting and dying in Syria: exiled leader

  • Mon, 02/13/2017 - 17:00

An exiled advocate for China's ethnic Uighur minority said Monday that some of the group were fighting and dying in Syria -- including for Islamic State (IS) -- though she claimed they had been duped into doing so.

Former head of the Education Department of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sattar Sawut

China probes seven for graft in Xinjiang's restive deep south

  • Fri, 02/10/2017 - 15:21

China is investigating seven people, mostly security officials, in the restive deep south of troubled Xinjiang region on suspicion of graft, the regional government's anti-corruption watchdog said.

Persecution of Tibetans and Uyghurs: EP Conference Sheds Light on Chinese Counter-Terrorism Policy

  • Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:37

On 8 February 2017, the UNPO in collaboration with the ICT and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) held a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels entitled "Chinese Counter-Terrorism Policy: Impacts and Dangers for Tibetans and Uyghurs"

Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention. Photo: RFA

Ilham Tothi prison appeal

  • Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:32

Ilham Tohti is the most renowned Uyghur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China. 

Tursunjan Memet, one of the web administrators of the Uyghur-language website Misranim, in northwestern China's Xinjiang region in an undated photo.

Chinese Authorities Turn a Deaf Ear to a Uyghur Mother’s Dying Wish

  • Fri, 02/03/2017 - 17:24

Police in Xinjiang refuse to allow family visits for a webmaster held in a pre-Ramadan crackdown.

Many Belts, Many Roads: How China's Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project

  • Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:49

OBOR may be a national-level plan, but the provincial governments will mold the project to suit local needs.