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Top China cotton producer resists reforms in restive Xinjiang

  • Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:08

China's top cotton producer, a quasi-military body formed 60 years ago to settle the far west Xinjiang area, is resisting a government policy that could force it to cut output in an industry employing hundreds of thousands in the restive region.

Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

Uyghur Man Draws Knife, is Shot Dead by Police

  • Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:02

A Uyghur farmer on his way to work in the fields was shot and killed by police in northwestern China’s restive Xinjiang region this week after he pulled a knife on officers attempting to detain him, sources said.

Anti-terrorism posters are pasted along the streets of Urumqi, in China's Xinjiang region [Getty Images]

China to neighbours: Send us your Uighurs

  • Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:13

Afghanistan is among several countries under pressure to deport Chinese members of the Muslim ethnic group.

In the galleries: Art that’s coolly conceived, rigorously made

  • Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:07

Painter Mikray Pida is a member of Washington’s small but significant population of Uyghurs, Turkic-speaking people native to Xinjiang, a contested area of western China.

Ilham Tohti with his wife Guzelnur

China’s Problems With Torture & Impunity for Torturers

  • Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:37

Torture and mistreatment of detainees is endemic in China, CHRD has reported to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT).

'Deaths And Injuries' Follow Clashes Between Uyghurs and Police in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 02/16/2015 - 19:48

Hospital says 7-8 died, more injured in incident involving bomb.

  Director Patricio Henriquez and Rushan Abbas, a U.S. businesswoman of Uyghur origins who first worked as a military translator in Guantánamo and then moved over to help the legal team fighting to get the Uyghurs out of prison. John Kenney / Montreal Gazette

Montrealer's documentary probes absurd case of Uyghurs in Guantánamo

  • Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:45

It’s an incredible story. Montreal-based filmmaker Patricio Henríquez’s Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd looks at 22 members of China’s Muslim Uyghur minority who were detained in Afghanistan shortly after the American invasion of that country and ended up spending several years in the Guantánamo prison.

‘De-radicalizing’ Xinjiang, One Bad Pop Song at a Time

  • Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:35

Authorities hope the saccharine 'Little Apple' can calm tensions in the western region.

Sophie Richardson, China Director at Human Rights Watch, speaks on China's treatment of dissidents and their families during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Sept. 24, 2013. Richardson recently published a report saying that the proposed Chinese anti-terrorism law is intended to legitimize human rights abuses. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images).  More in Chinese Regime In this screenshot from a Chinese Central Television interview, Liu Han, former Chinese mining tycoon, is show

Proposed ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Law Legitimizes Human Rights Violations in China

  • Wed, 02/11/2015 - 19:58

The Chinese regime is drafting its own anti-terrorism legislation to combat terrorists. Yet in the eyes the international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), it is simply a tactic for legitimizing human rights violations in the country.

World Responds to Jailings of RFA Uyghur Service Reporter’s Brothers

  • Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:32

Chinese authorities have long targeted Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service journalist Shohret Hoshur for his coverage of sensitive issues in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.