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China officially tolerates the observance of Buddhism and major religious organisations such as Christianity and Islam. Photograph: Tass via Getty Images

Chinese communists must be wary of religion, party newspaper warns

  • Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:16

Superstition breeds corruption, the People’s Daily says

Chinese security forces on guard in Qaraqash county in Hotan prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang region, Aug. 3, 2014.

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Four Grandchildren of Party-Faithful Uyghur Former Imam

  • Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:10

His status as a ‘Patriotic Religious Scholar’ was ignored by police arresting the young men.

The map shows Aksu prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Authorities Require Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Aksu to Get Barcodes on Their Knives

  • Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:34

The latest security measure forced upon Muslims is being rolled out in various districts.

n Xinjiang, Household Knives Must Be ID’ed

  • Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:32

A new order, issued by neighborhood organizations, requires some Xinjiang residents to get all household knives stamped with an identifying QR code.

Uyghur men drive a car through a night market in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region, April 15, 2015.

Nearly Half of Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Hotan Targeted For Re-Education Camps

  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:37

Local officials are ordered to detain anyone exhibiting religious ‘extremist’ tendencies.

Police carry out inspections of Uyghur households in Hotunsumul county, in Xinjiang's Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Aug. 2, 2017.

Hotel in China's Shenzhen Fined For Breaking Muslim Uyghur Guest Ban

  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:36

Hotel industry sources across the country report bans on ethnic minority Uyghurs from Xinjiang ahead of a ruling party congress.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a reception on the eve of China's National Day in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sept. 30, 2017.

Xinjiang Cancels National Day Holiday Ahead of Party Congress

  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:34

Employees are ordered back to work to promote ‘stability’ in the region.

The website in a screenshot taken on Oct. 10, 2017.

China Shutters Islamic Bookstore in Beijing, Detains Owner on 'Terrorism' Charges

  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:30

The Qingzhen Bookstore, which traded online as, ceases operations as its owner is detained on terrorism-related charges.

A group of ethnic Kazakhs from China, in undated photo.

Kazakhstan Revokes Hundreds of 'Green Cards' Issued to Ethnic Kazakhs From China

  • Fri, 10/06/2017 - 20:52

Ethnic Kazakh Chinese passport-holders who had previously had permanent residency now face imminent, forcible repatriation and the threat of imprisonment, sources say.


  • Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:20

Senator Marco Rubio & Representative Chris Smith, the Chair and Cochair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Announce Release of the 2017 Annual Report on human rights conditions and rule of law developments in China