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Oil fields in Karamay

Guanghui Wins Approval to Import Crude as China Opens Xinjiang

  • Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:32

Guanghui Energy Ltd., a Shanghai-listed (600256) explorer with overseas oil assets, became the first non-state company this year to be allowed to import crude as China’s government opens resource-rich Xinjiang to private investment.

Can this cartoon Muslim princess soothe China’s ethnic tensions?

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:06

Princess Fragrant is the eponymous star of a 104-episode animation series from China in which the Uyghur princess, alongside her brother and their Han and Kazakh friends, embark on a quest to save her captured father.

Ilham Tohti in Beijing, August 2012.

Pretrial Hearing Scheduled For Detained Uyghur Scholar Tohti

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:57

Lawyers for Ilham Tohti say they have yet to gain access to all the evidence before a trial begins.

Abduweli Ayup (R) with his wife and daughter while studying in the U.S. in 2010.

Uyghur Linguist, Two Associates Sentenced After One Year Detention

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:51

The trio are ordered jailed up to three years on suspected trumped-up charges of ‘illegal fundraising.’

A doll of Afanti is displayed in a musical instrument museum beside Apandiland, a new theme park near Kashgar in far western China.(Photo: Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY)

China hopes trade, tourism can calm Silk Road terror

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:49

Touted as the Disneyland of western China, a new theme park called Apandiland stands on the ancient Silk Road that leads to nearby Afghanistan and Pakistan — almost 3,000 miles from Beijing, the Chinese capital.

Ten thousand people watched this public sentencing and arrest gathering in Xinjiang's Tekesi [Tekes] County, Yili [Ili] Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture on June 16, 2014. Image credit: Tekesi County People's Court

Justice for Some, Notoriety for Others: Public Law Enforcement in China

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:46

Part of doing justice in the criminal process is protecting the dignity of people in custody, presuming their innocence, and providing them with the conditions necessary for fair trial.

Police block off the roads leading into Tiananmen Square in Beijing as smoke rises into the air after the crash, Oct. 28, 2013.

China's Executions 'Won't Solve Tensions' in Xinjiang: Analysts

  • Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:20

The executions are linked to a jeep attack on Tiananmen Square and other incidents.

China aims to win Uighur ‘hearts and minds’ with concubine cartoon

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:38

Program on life of Uighur concubine in an 18th-century Chinese court will only exacerbate tensions, activists say

A woman pushes at Chinese paramilitary police wearing riot gear as a crowd of angry locals confront security forces on a street in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region on July 7, 2009.

How China squeezes its Uighur minority — and how they're fighting back

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:34

There's a long history of tensions between Chinese authorities in Beijing and the Uighur people of Xinjiang, a province in the remote far west of China.

Nurmemet Abidilimit being interviewed on Xinjiang Television. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Confessions by killers of pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang are broadcast

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:12

One killer's mentor, who is 18 years old, said the imam was misinterpreting the Koran, but lacks knowledge of the text himself