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China Is Using 'Charlie Hebdo' to Justify Its Own Crackdown on Free Speech

  • Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:16

On January 10, the day 1.5 million people filled Paris's streets in solidarity against the terror attacks in that city, China’s official Xinhua news service published a self-serving editorial arguing that France’s free-wheeling media abetted the attack.

Map: The places where Islamic face veils are banned

  • Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:11

This week, Chinese state media reported that Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region had approved a ban on the wearing of the Islamic burqa in public spaces in the city of Urumqi.

Police unit in China's restive Xinjiang mocked for cinematic recruitment posters

  • Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:07

Police at a county in China’s restive Xinjiang region became the target of mocking and criticism after releasing recruitment posters that looked like they came from the set of a sci-fi or action film.

Turkey Casts Doubt on Chinese Account of Turks’ Arrests in Smuggling Plot

  • Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:55

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has confirmed that 10 Turkish citizens are under arrest in China on charges of trying to smuggle people out of the country, but it did not say they had been helping terrorism suspects, as a Chinese news report asserted.

    The Id Kah Mosque in old Kashgar, Xinjiang Province.     Getty Images

Divine Intervention: Xinjiang Officials Punished for Playing Favorites With Pilgrims

  • Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:54

Prospective Muslim pilgrims in China’s western Xinjiang region typically endure long waits to get on state-organized trips to Mecca. Helping them jump the line, though, could mean landing in hot water.

Obama’s Anti-Islamic State Push May Be Helping China Crack Down on Its Uighurs

  • Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:50

When President Barack Obama in September secured passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution requiring nations to prevent their citizens from traveling abroad to participate in acts of terrorism, it was mostly hailed as a landmark achievement to counter the phenomenon of foreign fighters in Syria.

Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

Turkish NGOs seek support from UN, Thailand for Uygur refugees’ protection

  • Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:52

Representatives of 23 Turkish NGOs gathered in İstanbul on Tuesday to send a joint letter to the UN and Thailand, saying the Uygur refugees rescued from a Thai human trafficking camp should not be delivered back to China.

Ethnic Uighur Muslims line up beside a police van in Khlong Hoi Khong of southern Songkhla province, Thailand, Mar. 15, 2014.

Turkish NGOs rally for help to Uighurs in Thailand

  • Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:50

A group of Turkish non-governmental organizations staged a rally in Istanbul on Tuesday asking the government to help the hundreds of Uighurs detained in Thailand, as well as calling on authorities to reach out to them against their deportation to China, where they would face a death sentence

The Uighurs are said to have attempted to leave China via Shanghai's Pudong airport

China 'breaks Turkish-Uighur passport plot'

  • Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:46

China arrested nine Muslim Uighurs and 10 Turkish nationals in November over a fake passport plot, state media report.

China arrests 10 Turks who may have helped terror suspects: Global Times

  • Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:43

Police in Shanghai have arrested 10 Turkish nationals suspected of supplying fake passports to ethnic Uighurs from China's far-western region of Xinjiang who were described as terror suspects by state media.

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