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Details emerge of ‘terrorism suspect’ arrest during armed raid in China

  • Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:47

Man held after paramilitary police operation on Hainan island, but little information given in state media about his identity or alleged crimes

A Uyghur security guard patrols a Uyghur neighborhood in Aksu prefecture of northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Apr. 17, 2015.

Han Chinese Offered Triple Salary of Uyghurs in Xinjiang Police Recruitment Drive

  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 23:05

Observers say the practice is part of a greater problem of ethnic inequality in the region.

The Justice Ministry said the new system was aimed at helping the public seeking legal services to narrow their search. Pictured, the Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court. Photo: Simon Song

China’s Communist Party to evaluate lawyers based on ‘political performance’

  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 23:02

The Justice Ministry will rank members of the profession according to how well they have served authorities, with experience and skills counting for less

 President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, April 7, 2017, in Palm Beach, Florida.

Why China Pretends to be a Democracy

  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 22:57

Following the recent U.S. airstrikes on Syria, Chinese state media denounced the move by President Trump, staying true to Beijing’s commitment to non-interference.

A file picture of paramilitary policemen taking part in a rally in Kashgar in Xinjiang in February. Photo: Reuters

Rewards of up to 5 million yuan offered for terrorism tip-offs by remote area in China’s Xinjiang

  • Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:17

Altay the latest part of the restive region to offer cash incentives to catch terrorists, amid spate of violent attacks blamed on Islamist separatists

China’s WeChat censoring ‘sensitive’ photos, not just text, study shows

  • Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:12

Study the first systematic research into image censorship of one topic on the hugely popular Chinese instant messaging app, according to researchers

Herdsmen transfer their sheep to autumn pastures in Jigin county, Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture, in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Aug. 14, 2016.

Authorities Urge Kyrgyz Herdsmen to Spy on Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang

  • Wed, 04/12/2017 - 22:24

They want the men to prevent separatists and extremists in Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture from crossing the border.

Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing, China. © 2013 Reuters

France Should Confront China on Rights

  • Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:01

French Foreign Minister’s Beijing Visit a Chance to Raise Crackdown on Activists, Lawyers

Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang, where Uygur culture in particularly strong. Photo: Handout

China punishes Xinjiang official for refusing to smoke near Muslim elders

  • Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:27

Party chief of village, an ethnic Uygur, demoted for not having a “resolute political stance”

China’s Assault on Race and Religion: Misunderstood and Underreported

  • Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:23

In a time when religious and racial prejudice are once again on the rise around the world, few people have managed to grasp the full extent of the religious persecution that is occurring in China.

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