Uyghur Related

China Shackles Uighur Scholar's Feet for a Month

  • Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:25

For more than a month, Chinese authorities have shackled the ankles of an outspoken minority Uighur scholar accused of separatism while he awaits trial, his lawyer said Thursday.

Dispatches From Xinjiang: The Art Of The China-Eurasia Expo

  • Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:22

It was a busy week in Ürümchi: musicals, archeology exhibits, art shows, a ComiCon festival, and thousands of visitors from outside the “autonomous” region.

An anti-terrorism force including public security police and the armed police attend an anti-terrorism joint exercise in China's Xinjiang region. (AFP)

China offers hefty rewards for 'terrorism' tips in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:37

China is offering up to 1 million yuan ($160,000) in rewards to "terrorism" informants in its western Xinjiang region, state media said on Tuesday, in the latest policy aimed at getting a handle on unrest there.

With bullet trains as a new Silk Road, China tightens embrace of its restless West

  • Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:27

The brand-new bullet train slices past the edge of the Gobi desert, through gale-swept grasslands and past snowy peaks, a high-altitude, high-speed and high-tech manifestation of China’s newly re-imagined Silk Road meant to draw the country’s restive west ever tighter into Beijing’s embrace.

A Uighur boy sits atop a horse as he has his picture taken outside the Id Kah Mosque before the Eid holiday in old Kashgar. China’s Muslim Uighur ethnic group faces cultural and religious restrictions by the Chinese government. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Chinese Autonomous Province May Seek to Limit Uighur Births

  • Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:56

by Gary Sands
September 8th, 2014

Skipping lunch: Group to call out Chinese by fasting

  • Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:54

Some 100 monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) plan to hold an eight-hour “hunger strike” in front of the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Saturday to demand a halt to a planned dam in Koh Kong province’s Areng

Detained Uighur activist appears in China court

  • Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:36

Detained Uighur scholar Dr. Ilham Tohti has appeared in a Chinese court for the first time since being arrested eight months ago charged with separatism.

In this Friday, May 23, 2014 photo, armed Paramilitary policemen stand guard next to their Armored personnel carrier parked near the People's Square in Urumqi, China's northwestern region of Xinjiang. Beijing’s tight controls and monopoly on the narrative make it difficult to independently assess if the lethal action has been justified. And Chinese authorities prevent most reporting by foreign journalists inside Xinjiang, making it nearly impossible to confirm the state media numbers. Uighur exile groups an

Killings by China anti-terror cops raise concerns

  • Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:07

When attackers from China's minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top state-appointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them.

Ilham Tohti

Uyghur Scholar Tohti 'Humiliated' in Prison, Shackled Again

  • Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:02

Chinese authorities punish him following a 'confrontation' in detention, his lawyer says.

The slums of Urumqi stand a world away from the high-rises that make up the skyline of Xinjiang’s provincial capital. Many Uighurs who migrated to the urban center of Xinjiang live in these slums, and government officials pinned the July 2009 riots on members of this community. The slums have largely been demolished since this photo was taken in 2010, to make room for a high-speed train linking Urumqi to the rest of China.

Xinjiang Unsettled

  • Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:52

My first trip to Xinjiang was in 1995; it was also my first trip to China. The UN’s World Conference on Women was taking place in Beijing and I could only manage to secure a visa for China on the condition that I would not go to Beijing