- Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:54
A city in China's violence-hit Xinjiang region has banned people with long beards from riding public buses, the latest move likely to aggravate many in the region's predominantly Muslim Uighur community.
- Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:11
World Uyghur Congress leader Rebiya Kadeer cites ‘evidence from the ground’ for the much higher death toll.
- Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:31
The Chinese government will “strike with awe-inspiring force” against people it says are Islamic terrorists causing bloodshed in the western region of Xinjiang, Zhang Chunxian, the top Communist Party leader there, said last week.
- Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:21
Two days after an armed group assaulted local government offices and a police station here, security officials blocked traffic from entering the area around the crime scene.
- Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:02
It was a bloody week in China’s far west, with nearly 100 people killed in unrest that the authorities have characterized as terrorism but that Uighur advocacy groups have said is a consequence of a sweeping crackdown aimed at silencing opposition to the government’s hard-line policies in the region.
- Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:59
A prominent ethnic Uighur professor from China's Xinjiang region could be tried on separatism charges within weeks, his lawyer said on Thursday, in a case that has attracted concern over judicial and human rights abuses.
- Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:58
When a remote county in China's far west exploded last week in what appeared to be the country's worst ethnic violence since 2009, it took the government six days to put out an exact death toll.
- Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:54
Ilham Tohti sat in the back of the second-floor coffee shop, eyes occasionally flitting to the door to check if he had been followed. The surprise was that it seemed he had not.
Chairman Brown and Cochairman Smith Commend Ilham Tohti’s Efforts To Peacefully Promote Ethnic Minority Rights and Urge China To Drop All Charges Against Him
- Sat, 08/02/2014 - 15:15
Uyghur scholar and rights advocate Ilham Tohti was indicted recently on charges of “separatism,” which can carry the death penalty in China.