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Scarves are sold at a silk factory in Hotan, in China's far west Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in a file photo.

China city boss warns against Islamic head coverings in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 03/09/2015 - 19:58

Veils and head coverings represent a cultural reverse in western China's Xinjiang region, said the top Communist Party boss in Kashgar, the city the government describes as the "frontline" in its battle against religious extremism.

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, left, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. Salvatore Di Nolfi / European Pressphoto Agency

U.N. Rights Chief Criticizes World Powers

  • Fri, 03/06/2015 - 18:52

The United Nations’ rights chief on Thursday delivered a blunt critique of global powers, including the United States, in a report warning that many measures adopted by governments in the name of protecting national security violated human rights.

Pedestrians walk past anti-terror propaganda posters pasted along the streets of Urumqi. China’s new draft counterterrorism law is provoking widespread condemnation. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s new terrorism law provokes anger in U.S., concern at home

  • Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:11

A new draft counterterrorism law here is provoking unusually strong condemnation, from multinational companies trying to do business in China to domestic dissidents trying to stay out of jail and from global human rights groups to foreign health workers.

Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Urumqi, the capital of farwest China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014 ©Goh Chai Hin (AFP/File)

450 killed in China's Xinjiang last year, mostly Uighurs: group

  • Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:42

More than 450 people were killed in China's restive mainly Muslim Xinjiang region last year, a rights group said -- with three times as many deaths among members of the Uighur minority than ethnic Han Chinese.

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

As Many as 700 Died in Xinjiang Violence Over Last Two Years, Rights Group Says

  • Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:52

Ethnic Uyghurs were three times as likely as Han Chinese to have been killed, the group says in a report.

Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

Lawyer pushes for release of Uighur family

  • Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:48

A lawyer has lodged a complaint with the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court over the prolonged detention of 17 Muslim migrants.

China to sign New Silk Road investment deals next month, state media report

  • Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:48

China will sign a series of flagship agreements with countries including Kazakhstan and Pakistan next month as part of Beijing’s plan to revive economic development along the ancient Silk Road, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Friday.

Chinese soldiers securing an area outside a mosque in the Xinjiang city of Kashgar after the fatal stabbing last July of a Muslim cleric seen by some as a supporter of government policies.Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Deadly Attacks in Xinjiang Go Unreported in China

  • Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00

The reports of bloodshed are nonstop. On Feb. 13, a man grabbed a police officer and then set off explosives strapped to his body, killing as many as eight people. Three days later, a father and son were shot and killed in another clash with the police.

Security forces participate in a military drill in Hetian, northwest China's Xinjiang region, June 6, 2014.

China Targets Muslims, Curbs Freedom of Speech For All: Report

  • Wed, 02/25/2015 - 21:48

During 2014, the ruling Chinese Communist Party intensified its targeting of ethnic minority groups with an "anti-terror" campaign in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang

World Uyghur Congress Publishes Annual Human Rights Report

  • Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:50

The World Uyghur Congress has published its annual human rights report, which focuses on the most important human rights issues faced by Uyghurs living in East Turkestan.