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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.

Yimamu Maimaiti and Patiguli Baikeli at Queen Amannisa in Crystal City: “Uyghur food is going to be the next big thing in the United States.” (Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)

Is their crossroads cuisine ‘the next big thing’? Uyghurs hope so

  • Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:56

“Uyghur food is going to be the next big thing in the United States,” said Yimamu Maimaiti, a partner in Crystal City’s Queen Amannisa, the first Uyghur restaurant to open in the region. 

Muslims of the Hui ethnic minority make an annual pilgrimage in Hongganzi in the Ningxia region. Photo: EPA

Communist Party boss of China’s Muslim region points to Trump ban in battle vs religious extremism

  • Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:43

The Communist Party boss of one of China’s major Muslim regions has cited US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in stressing the need to combat religious extremism.

Restive Chinese region offers rewards to recruit more police

  • Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:38

 Authorities in China's western region of Xinjiang are offering high salaries and other benefits to recruit police in the restive area, which has experienced bloody attacks blamed on ethnic separatists.

Large rallies by security forces have been held in Xinjiang recently

'All-out offensive' in Xinjiang risks worsening grievances

  • Thu, 03/02/2017 - 17:11

China is in the midst of what it calls a "people's war on terror" in its far west. What sparked this latest campaign was a knife attack.

Affluent Chinese business owners have been basing their companies in regions of China that enjoy preferential tax treatment. Depicted is the Khorgos border crossing point. Photo: Reuters

Tibet and Xinjiang have become a draw for China’s wealthy... in search of low taxes

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:54

Why Chinese celebrities Zhao Wei and Fan Bingbing are basing companies in China’s autonomous regions

Military Rallies in Xinjiang Ahead of Top Party Meetings

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:40

Following a deadly knife attack in Pishan county, Xinjiang on February 14 and amid an ongoing “people’s war on terrorism,” authorities last week announced new security measures, and oversaw police rallies showcasing the might of the People’s Armed Police in several regions of Xinjiang.