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Chinese police with guns in an armored vehicle rumble through Aksu, a city in Xinjiang province, China, on July 29, 2015. Clashes between Chinese authorities and Muslim Uighurs, who resent Beijing's rule, have killed hundreds in this part of far-western China in recent years. Stuart Leavenworth McClatchy

China slams a lid on news of violence from its western frontier

  • Thu, 10/01/2015 - 19:51

Earlier this month, a knife-wielding gang attacked security guards at a coal mine in Xinjiang, a volatile region in the northwest of China.

A Uighur man prays in a mosque in China's western Xinjiang region in April. In recent years, Chinese authorities have restricted expressions of religion in Xinjiang, sparking widespread resentment. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

China needs a dose of reality in marking 60 years of rule in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 10/01/2015 - 19:41

Fiercely independent Uighurs have had few opportunities

Activists protest Chinese President Xi Jinping's hard-line approach to minorities and civil society outside the White House in Washington on Sept. 16. © Reuters

Xinjiang reaches 60 years of 'autonomy'

  • Thu, 10/01/2015 - 19:39

The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in western China on Thursday marked the 60th anniversary of its establishment.

Police search for fugitive 'terrorists' in Aksu, Aug. 9, 2014.

Death Toll in Xinjiang Coal Mine Attack Climbs to 50

  • Thu, 10/01/2015 - 19:33

Other sources say as many as 110 people may have been killed in the incident.

File: Paramilitary police officers standing guard outside a shopping mall in China's western Xinjiang region. (Photo: AFP/Benjamin Haas)

Security beefed up in Xinjiang after years of violent attacks

  • Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:21

Following violent attacks in Xinjiang over recent years, many measures have been taken by Chinese authorities to improve security in the area, but little has done to build trust among its different ethnic groups.

Does China Harvest Organs From Living Prisoners?

  • Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:09

A new PBS documentary examines claims that China collects organs from live and dead prisoners to traffic on its massive black market.

China is gearing up to mark on October 1 the 60th year of Xinjiang Autonomous Region's formation [Reuters]

China warns of 'heavy pressure' in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 09/28/2015 - 20:54

Senior official asks Uighur Muslim figures to oppose "extremism" in lead-up to 60th anniversary of region's formation.

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a joint-press conference in the Rose Garden as part of a state visit at the White House in Washington, Sept. 25, 2015.

Obama, Xi Talk Rights as Protesters Demand End to Oppression in China

  • Mon, 09/28/2015 - 20:48

Anti-Beijing chants can be heard as the two leaders speak to reporters at the White House.

Barack Obama and China Xi Jinping participate in a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Friday. Erik S. Lesser/European Pressphoto Agency

Protesters, Pro and Con, Rally At White House as Xi and Obama Meet

  • Mon, 09/28/2015 - 20:43

As President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama gave a joint press conference in the Rose Garden, roars from hundreds of people gathered outside in both support and protest of Mr. Xi could be heard over the television broadcast.