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Chinese Muslims celebrate Eid which marks the end of Ramadan

Chinese police order Muslims to hand in all copies of the Koran and prayer mats or face 'harsh punishment'

  • Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:04

Chinese authorities are reportedly stepping up their campaign against Muslims in the north-western region of Xinjiang.

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, on March 2014. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)


  • Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:57

Thailand is failing to fulfil its obligation to protect refugees

A woman reads a smartphone while resting on the back of a motorized tricycle this month in Beijing. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

The walls are closing in: China finds new ways to tighten Internet controls

  • Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:48

Thirty years ago, China sent its first-ever email. “Across the Great Wall, we can reach every corner of the world,” the Mail Administration of China wrote to researchers at Germany’s University of Karlsruhe at 9:07 p.m. Beijing time on Sept. 14, 1987.

A mosque in Xinjiang's Turpan city is shown in a file photo.

Chinese Police Order Xinjiang's Muslims to Hand in All Copies of The Quran

  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:30

Authorities are also requiring households to hand over any prayer mats or other items bearing the symbols of Islam.

Body scanners installed in Xinjiang for security checks

  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:28

A division from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Tumxuk in Xinjiang recently introduced 10 units of terahertz security scanners, which were installed at road safety checkpoints.

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Bernama photo

Malaysia had deported 29 Uighur militants to China – Zahid

  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:24

Sharing biometric information with China since 2011 enabled Malaysia to arrest 29 Uighur militants involved with the Daesh group and deport them to China for prosecution, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Chinese Vice Minister for Public Security Meng Hongwei gives an addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore on July 4th, 2017. (Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)


  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:22

The extent to which Washington is cooperating with Beijing remains unclear.

At Urumqi's Grand Bazaar, a police officer chats with a local vendor while a video promoting China's ethnic minorities plays on a big screen overlooking the square. This was the site of Uighur protests in 2009 that sparked citywide riots, leading to the death of hundreds. Since then, the city has become one of China's most tightly controlled police states. Rob Schmitz/NPR

Wary Of Unrest Among Uighur Minority, China Locks Down Xinjiang Province

  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 17:25

At the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in the heart of Urumqi, everything is bought and sold from tiny stalls blasting local music, in a square filled with Islamic architecture. It's a place that feels more like Central Asia than China.

Ilham Tohti chats with students after a lecture at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, in a file photo. AFP

Rights Groups Demand Uyghur Scholar’s Freedom on Anniversary of Life Sentence

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:32

They also voice concerns over the conditions Ilham Tohti faces in prison.

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

Egyptian Authorities Forcibly Disappear 16 Uyghur Students From Notorious Prison

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:30

Three students who were released believe authorities in the North African country may have deported them back to China.