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Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People’s Court, delivers a report at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Rao Aimin/Xinhua/Zuma Press

China Suggests Terror Convictions Surged. Did They?

  • Mon, 03/14/2016 - 19:15

China has waged a campaign to extinguish terrorist violence in its Central Asian frontier region of Xinjiang. Its effectiveness is hard to assess from the government’s latest statistics.

China's Supreme People's Procuratorate top prosecutor Cao Jianmin

China pledges new push against 'hostile forces'

  • Mon, 03/14/2016 - 19:12

Battling "infiltration, subversion and sabotage by hostile forces" is a key priority this year, China's chief prosecutor has said, with terrorists, ethnic separatists and religious extremists in his sights.

Pedestrians walk past anti-terror propaganda posters on the streets of Urumqi, in China's Xinjiang region, in September 2014 (AFP Photo/Goh Chai Hin)

China terror convictions nearly doubled in 2015

  • Mon, 03/14/2016 - 19:09

Convictions for state security crimes including "violent terrorism" nearly doubled in 2015, figures from China's top court showed Sunday, following a "strike hard" campaign to quell unrest in the largely Muslim region of Xinjiang and crackdowns on civil society.

Ethnic minority delegates pose for pictures outside the Great Hall of the People ahead of the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China, March 5, 2016.

Singing, Dancing Ethnic Minorities: Welcome to China’s Gaudy Political Theater

  • Thu, 03/10/2016 - 19:14

A profusion of ethnic dress at China's National People's Congress fails to hide the deep ethnic tensions in the country

Party Chief Zhang Chunxian

China Says Terrorism Reduced in Xinjiang, But Offers No Statistics

  • Thu, 03/10/2016 - 19:11

According to Xinjiang Party Chief Zhang Chunxian, terrorist activity in the region has dropped “significantly”.

'Minority Report'-style technology to predict crime in China

  • Wed, 03/09/2016 - 21:47

China is developing an advanced crime detection system out of its extensive surveillance network. In an effort to prevent a second Tianamen Square, the Chinese Government is creating a "pre-crime" network reminiscent of dystopian literature and film. 

China says takes "distinctly Chinese approach" to national security

  • Wed, 03/09/2016 - 21:41

China is taking a "distinctly Chinese approach" to national security with a raft of new laws, including one on counterterrorism, the third-ranked leader said on Wednesday, offering a strong rebuttal to Western criticism.

Syrians protest the killing and torture of women by President Assad's regime in 2011. The blogger Tal al-Mallohi remains in jail in Syria despite a court ordering her release. (AP/Mohammad Hannon)

On International Women's Day, CPJ recognizes nine female journalists jailed for their work

  • Tue, 03/08/2016 - 17:36

Coverage of protests and riots. Revelations of official corruption and graft. Major natural disasters. Investigations into deplorable living conditions.

Together we build.	(Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

China’s president Xi Jinping was named statesman of the year—in Pakistan

  • Thu, 03/03/2016 - 20:15

Who was the world’s most powerful leader in 2015? The answer is Chinese president Xi Jinping, according to, apparently, the people of Pakistan.

An employee works inside a steel factory in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 10, 2013. REUTERS/STRINGER

Xinjiang steel collapse casts shadow over China's western ambitions

  • Thu, 03/03/2016 - 20:07

As China slims down its bloated steel sector, the western region of Xinjiang is feeling the pain even more than the industry's heartland to the east, threatening efforts to develop a restive area that is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur people.