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Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.

Chinese Authorities Jail 17 Uyghurs Over Shooting Protest

  • Sat, 07/26/2014 - 17:30

The Uyghurs are ordered imprisoned between six months and seven years after a hushed-up trial.

China imposes airline-like restrictions on bus passengers in Xinjiang capital

  • Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:58

China has banned bus passengers in the capital of western Xinjiang region from carrying items ranging from cigarette lighters to yogurt, state media said on Friday, in the latest effort by authorities to prevent violent attacks.

Book Review: 'The Emperor Far Away' by David Eimer

  • Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:57

China discourages Uighurs from practicing Islam. This year during Ramadan, state media declared that fasting is unhealthy.

Beijing assembles people's army to crush China terrorists with an iron fist

  • Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:31

Headline-grabbing “people’s war” on terrorism is a nationwide crackdown designed to show that president Xi Jinping’s Communist Party is taking charge

More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12, 2014

Fleeing Uygurs caught using Rohingya trafficking networks are stuck in limbo

  • Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:24

Hundreds of suspected Uygurs are being held in Thai immigration camps while officials try to validate their desperate claims of Turkish nationality. Deportation to China, they know, could be a deadly fate, writes Gabrielle Paluch

Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi (L) confers with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) as they host a ''CEO Roundtable Breakfast'' with Chinese and U.S. business leaders during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue known as the ''S&ED'' talks being held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, July 10, 2014.

US raises rights with China in counterterror talks

  • Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:35

The United States said Thursday it raised concerns with China about human rights in the Xinjiang region after activists voiced outrage over a meeting between the two powers on counterterrorism.

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Authorities Move to Protect Han Chinese Following Deadly Xinjiang Attack

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:35

Residents say discriminatory policies provoked the incident.

Ramadan fasting ban in China draws criticism

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:29

A Chinese province’s ban on the observance of the Ramadan fast among Muslim university students ignores the importance that religion can have for its followers, an American Muslim religious freedom advocate said.

Saleh S. Al-Wohaibi, chief of the Riyadh-based World Assembly of Muslim Youth. (SPA)

Attacks on Muslims in Asian states denounced

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:25

The attack on Muslims in Sri Lanka, China and Myanmar by extremist Buddhists and religious fanatics backed by governments is a matter of “serious concern” for the Muslim world and international community, said Saleh S. Al-Wohaibi.

Niujie Mosque, Beijing, during the holy month of Ramadan.

Pride and Prejudice - Young, Uighur and in Beijing

  • Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:05

With the academic year drawing to a close, 21-year-old Aliya Abdikiram, a second-year student at the Communication University of China [CUC], is again trying to persuade her parents to allow her to stay in Beijing during the summer to work as an intern.