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An empty road runs along a construction site at a development called Shenzhen City, on the outskirts of Kashgar, Xinjiang province, on June 25, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Ghost cities haunt stability dream in far west China

  • Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:37

The future of economic development in China's far western Xinjiang region lies behind the shattered glass door of a welcome centre on the outskirts of the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar.

FILE PHOTO: Security cameras are attached to a pole in front of the giant portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong on Beijing's Tiananmen Square, near the Great Hall of the People where the 18th National Party Congress (NPC) is currently being held, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray

China seeks to silence critics at U.N. forums: rights body report

  • Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:35

Beijing is waging a campaign of harassment against Chinese activists who seek to testify at the United Nations about repression, while the world body sometimes turns a blind eye or is even complicit, Human Rights Watch said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech in the Palais des Nations at the United Nations in Geneva, January 18, 2017. © 2017 Denis Balibouse/Reuters

UN: China Blocks Activists, Harasses Experts

  • Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:26

Beijing Should End Campaign to Weaken Vital Rights Mechanisms

Uighur Muslims continue to face restrictions on their religious practice from Chinese authorities (Reuters)

China's Hajj crackdown: Uighur Muslims face uphill battle to get to Mecca

  • Sat, 09/02/2017 - 11:07

Increased restrictions on Uighurs by Beijing have forced many to seek alternative routes to join pilgrimage

Uyghur imams were forced to dance and tell children that prayer was harmful for the soul.

Why China must scrap new laws that tighten the authorities' grip on religious practic

  • Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:28

As millions of Muslims worldwide prepare for the Hajj, those hoping to independently undertake the journey from China are more likely to end up in jail than in Saudi Arabia.

A Uyghur student sits at a restaurant table in Cairo while police detain others behind him.

China Holds Ethnic Kazakh Students For Praying, Islamic Clothing, Overseas Study

  • Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:13

Authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have detained dozens of Kazakhs in a crackdown on devout Muslims or those with links overseas since May.

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

Urumqi Officials Confirm Security Checks For Uyghur, Kazakh Vehicle Registrants

  • Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:25

The new policy follows efforts in the capital to document residents based on ethnic background.

A man rests beside a house in Elishku in China’s western Xinjiang region. Elishku was the scene of a bloody clash on July 28, 2014, between government troops and villagers protesting against the Chinese regime’s restrictions during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Globe Reporter Who Was Detained in China Wanted to Report on ‘Elishku Massacr

  • Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:00

Globe and Mail journalist Nathan VanderKlippe, who was briefly detained by Chinese police earlier this week, says he travelled to Elishku in China’s volatile Xinjiang region to find out more about a 2014 violent confrontation between Chinese authorities and the ethnic Uyghurs that exiled groups say resulted in 2,000 deaths.

Young Uyghurs sit near the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang, in a file photo.

Xinjiang Authorities Subsidize Uyghurs to Relocate to Han Districts of Urumqi

  • Sat, 08/26/2017 - 00:31

Officials say buyers are eligible only if their neighbors are from a different ethnic group.

China is force-installing spyware onto Muslim citizens' phones, to monitor them

  • Fri, 08/25/2017 - 18:35

China has ramped up surveillance measures in Xinjiang, home to much of its Muslim minority population, according to reports from Radio Free Asia.