Uyghur Related

Taxi Ride in Xinjiang Reveals Ethnic Strains

  • Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:56

In the video “On the Silk Road, Oil and Tensions,” Jonah M. Kessel explores the ethnic tensions amid the energy abundance of Xinjiang. Below, he describes an encounter during his journey.


China’s Prescription for ‘Improving Ethnic Work’

  • Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:23

A new document from Beijing outlines a strategy for strengthening ethnic unity in China.

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

Uighur, 3, dies after cramped detention

  • Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:16

A 3-year-old suspected Uighur boy died in a Hat Yai hospital yesterday, after cramped conditions in a southern detention centre where he was held alongside adult Uighurs complicated his ailments. 

Rebiya Kadeer, president of the World Uighur Congress, says Turkey should lend a helping hand to the 290 Uighur Turks that are kept in camps in Thailand and face execution if they are returned back to China, from where they came.

Turkey should look after Uighur Turks in Thailand, says head of Uighurs

  • Mon, 12/22/2014 - 23:37

Turkey should look after the 290 Uighur Turks who are being kept in a camp in Thailand and face the possibility of being executed if returned to China, said the president of the World Uighur Congress (WUC) Rebiya Kadeer.

  More than half a century since China started pumping oil in its arrid west, tensions continue to rise over inequality and ethnicity in Karamay, which is now one of the countries wealthiest cities. Video by Jonah M. Kessel on Publish Date December 20, 2014. Photo by Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times.

China Invests in Region Rich in Oil, Coal and Also Strife

  • Sun, 12/21/2014 - 22:06

 In a desolate park on the city outskirts here, oil bubbling from the ground fills small pools next to a wooden walkway. By one pool is a statue of a bearded ethnic Uighur man sitting on a donkey, playing a lute.

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After Sentencing for ‘Separatism,’ Finding the Humans Behind the Bars

  • Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:43

Digital traces remain that shed light on who Ilham Tohti's students really were.

  Policemen patrol as a woman walks past in front of a court, where a trial of suspects of the Kunming railway station attack is taking place, in Kunming, Yunnan province September 12, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Wong Campion

China's top judge urges swift, severe sentences in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:36

China must crack down "harshly and quickly" on cases involving terror attacks, national security and social stability in its restive region of Xinjiang, the country's top judge said, in comments likely to further worry rights groups and exiles.

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

China Tightens Security Ahead of Christmas, New Year in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:38

Fresh volunteers and police are being deployed to busy locations and mosques ahead of the holiday season.

Uyghurs Face Seizure of Land, Personal Property Under Tough New Rules

  • Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:32

Failure to respond to police summons could lead to a string of forfeitures under fresh crackdown in Hotan county.

Chinese paramilitary police block photographers as they man a checkpoint on the road to the riot-hit Uigur town of Lukqun. Photo: AFP

China Gets Even Colder for Reporters

  • Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:29

For foreign journalists in the Chinese capital, the end of the year brings the usual swirl of holiday parties, talk of escaping the bracing cold for the warmer climes of Southeast Asia and one inevitable question: Did you get your new visa yet?