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A Chinese "New Concept UAV," which could be used against "East Turkistan terrorists in the West [Xinjiang], in the vast Gobi desert, or even hiding in Pakistan"

China tries out new hardware in Xinjiang counter-terror exercise

  • Tue, 08/16/2016 - 19:43

China has tested 21 new pieces of security equipment, including drones, during a counter-terrorism exercise in the western region of Xinjiang, state media said on Tuesday, as it strengthens its presence in the violence-prone area.

Church-goers are security checked by police as they arrive to worship in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, host city of the G20 summit, in undated photo.

Groups Call For Human Rights Pressure on China Ahead of Hangzhou G20

  • Tue, 08/16/2016 - 19:37

Local residents say city-wide security checks and closures in host city Hangzhou are a 'nuisance.'

An elderly Uyghur talks to a younger man outside a mosque before Friday prayers in Urumqi, capital of western China's Xinjiang region, May 23, 2014.

Chinese Authorities Question Students in Xinjiang about Religious Habits

  • Mon, 08/15/2016 - 18:07

Questionnaire asks children to reveal which relatives pray, what they wear and who has facial hair.

At the G20 Summit in Hangzhou in September, foreign heads of state have the opportunity to question Chinese leaders about human rights abuses.

G20 Heads of State Must Not Ignore China’s Worsening Human Rights

  • Mon, 08/15/2016 - 18:03

An Open Letter to Leaders of G20 Countries Attending Summit in Hangzhou

Authorities tear down a cross from a Protestant church in Hangzhou's Dingqiao township, Dec. 19, 2014.

U.S. State Department Reports on Religious Freedom

  • Fri, 08/12/2016 - 18:53

The annual report finds that China, Vietnam, Myanmar and North Korea all have issues with religious practices.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights to visit China

  • Wed, 08/10/2016 - 13:55

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, will undertake his first official visit to China from 15 to 23 August 2016.

Chinese labourers work on the Karakoram highway in northern Pakistan

Xinjiang trade raises doubts over China’s “Belt and Road” plan

  • Wed, 08/10/2016 - 13:49

The vast Chinese northwestern frontier region of Xinjiang may serve as a useful early indicator of how Beijing’s much-touted “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) is supposed to work – and how successful it may become.

The World Uyghur Congress strongly condemns Uyghur participation with so-called Islamic State (ISIL)

  • Tue, 08/09/2016 - 18:39

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC), in light of recent evidence, unreservedly condemns the inexcusable actions by Uyghurs who have travelled to Syria to fight alongside the so-called Islamic State (ISIL).

Paramilitary police officers stand guard outside a shopping mall in the town of Hotan, northwestern China's Xinjiang region, April 16, 2015.

Xinjiang Regional Government Passes New Counterterrorism Law

  • Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:38

Observers say the legislation is aimed at the further suppression of the Muslim Uyghur minority.

China's constitution, in theory, grants its citizens legal protections

China show trials: Victory for politics of fear in Tianjin?

  • Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:34

History is littered with tragedies in which individuals or nations betray their long-term interests for short-term advantage. This week's show trials in China may be just such a case.

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