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Armed paramilitary policemen run in formation during a gathering to mobilise security operations in Urumqi, Xinjiang, in 2013. Photo: Reuters

Xinjiang officials backed and took part in terror acts but security crackdown to go on: discipline official

  • Mon, 01/25/2016 - 18:42

Some officials in China’s far western Xinjiang have been found supporting terrorist activities in the region but the authorities’ anti-terror crackdown is still going strong, a government official says.

Visualizing China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign

  • Fri, 01/22/2016 - 19:54

Welcome to “Catching Tigers and Flies,” ChinaFile’s new interactive tool for tracking and, we hope, better understanding the massive campaign against corruption that China’s President, Xi Jinping, launched shortly after he came to power in late 2012.

A still image of Peter Dahlin, a Swedish co-founder of a human rights group, taken from a video shown on China Central Television on Tuesday night. Credit China Central Television, via Associated Press

China Uses Foreigners’ Televised Confessions to Serve Its Own Ends

  • Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:37

For seven years, the young Swedish man had directed a nongovernmental organization in Beijing that offered legal aid to Chinese citizens in trouble. Now he was a captive of China’s legal system, forced in police detention to speak on video about his so-called crimes.

How China's spies can watch you at your desk

  • Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:24

60 Minutes reports on how the Chinese government steals trade secrets from American business people-and why CEOs in the U.S. keep it quiet

A map shows Qaraqash county in Xinjiang's Hotan prefecture.

Chinese Jailers Abuse Uyghur Inmate For Not Speaking Mandarin

  • Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:04

Ghojimemet Abdujappar says guards knocked out three of his teeth while he was in prison for ‘illegal petitioning.’

Ursula Gauthier, French journalist expelled from China, on his return to Paris .

Treatment of Foreigners in China a ‘Worrying Trend,’ E.U. Envoy Says

  • Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:01

 To the list of people expressing grave concern about the recent treatment of several foreigners by the Chinese government, add the chief European Union representative in China.

Former Xinjiang party chief jailed for corruption

  • Wed, 01/20/2016 - 20:54

A former Communist Party chief in China's Xinjiang region has been jailed for 12 years for corruption, state media report.

A group of Uyghur women stand outside a mosque in Kashgar, in farwest China's Xinjiang region (AFP Photo/Carol Huang)

China plans new law to combat religious extremism

  • Tue, 01/19/2016 - 18:55

Minority Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang fear move a further clampdown on faith

Hundreds of academics urge China’s President to free Professor Ilham Tohti

  • Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:23

Four hundred academics from across the world have called on China’s President Xi Jinping to immediately release Uighur Professor Ilham Tohti, on the second anniversary of the day he was taken into custody by authorities.

Chinese democracy activist Wuer Kaixi makes a speech at the 11th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Hiroshima, western Japan, November 12, 2010. Wuer Kaixi, one of the leaders of 1989's Tiananmen Square democracy movement, took part in the summit to represent imprisoned Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo. REUTERS.

He fought for democracy in Beijing. Now he is running for office in Taiwan.

  • Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:04

One of the most prominent and charismatic leaders of the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square is running for a legislative seat in Taiwan’sgeneral election Saturday.

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