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Special Rapporteur Philip Alston. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

UN human rights expert on poverty criticizes policies on “ethnic minorities”, and government obstruction to meaningful access to civil society in China

  • Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:15

A United Nations human rights expert on poverty has criticized the Chinese government for exposing “ethnic minorities in China” to serious human rights challenges.

AJ News Grid: Ban on Muslim Names in China

  • Wed, 05/03/2017 - 14:58

Al Jazeera reports on new measures banning certain Muslim names in China. The report includes footage of UHRP director Omer Kanat delivering testimony at the United Nations in New York. 

Xinjiang, which has been China’s main battleground in the fight against terrorism, neighbours eight countries, including Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.(Reuters File Photo)

China to deploy drones, wire fencing along Xinjiang border to prevent infiltration

  • Tue, 05/02/2017 - 19:55

Xinjiang needs to enhance cooperation in exchanging terrorism-related intelligence with neighbouring countries, deputy chairman of the region said.

Exploitation Puts Ancient Well System at Risk in Uyghur Region

  • Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:04

Large-scale farming and oil exploration are drying out the area’s karez wells.

China diplomat in Pakistan changes Twitter name after 'Muhammad ban'

  • Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:01

Earlier this month, authorities in China's western Xinjiang province were reported as banning 29 Islamic names, including 'Muhammad'.

Shopkeepers line up with wooden clubs to perform their daily anti-terror drill outside the bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

China party urges Uighur youth to 'love motherland' to avoid 'terrorist' label

  • Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:51

Young members of China's Uighur Muslim minority should "love the motherland" and learn Mandarin to help fight a perception they are "terrorists", Uighur members of the ruling Communist Party said in state media on Thursday.

Village Crackdown on ‘Illegal Religious Activities’ Nets Dozens of Uyghurs

  • Wed, 04/26/2017 - 21:20

Nearly 40 were arrested in the sweep, including several sets of siblings, an official says.

Walking past a mosque in Kashgar, a city in China’s western region of Xinjiang. More than 10 million Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority group, live in the region. Credit Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times

China Bans ‘Muhammad’ and ‘Jihad’ as Baby Names in Heavily Muslim Region

  • Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:40

The Chinese government, further tightening its grip on Muslims in western China, has prohibited parents from choosing names like “Muhammad,” “Arafat” and “Jihad” for their children.

Benned Uyghur names

China bans religious names for Muslim babies in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:37

List of banned baby names released amid ongoing crackdown on religion that includes law against veils and beards

A man looks through a window on the door of an operating room as his wife undergoes a caesarean section at a hospital in Shaya county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region June 4, 2012. © 2012 Reuters

China Bans Many Muslim Baby Names in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:34

Absurd Edict Part of Growing Restrictions on Uyghurs