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DARKENED SCREEN: CONSTRAINTS ON FOREIGN JOURNALISTS IN CHINA

  • Thu, 09/22/2016 - 20:35

Darkened Screen: Constraints on Foreign Journalists in China details how the Chinese government is slowly suffocating the foreign press.

A Uighur man drove his donkey and cart past a well that draws water from an underground karez in Turpan, China. Credit The New York Times

In a Parched Corner of Xinjiang, Ancient Water Tunnels Are Running Dry

  • Wed, 09/21/2016 - 18:03

It is an improbable journey that begins on the highest peaks of the Tianshan Mountains, where glacial snowmelt descends across one of the world’s most arid landscapes to reach the lush oasis communities of this ancient Silk Road outpost.

Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

Ten Uighur detainees break out of jail, re-captured

  • Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:48

Ten Uighur men escaped from a detention centre of Nong Khai provincial immigration office on early Tuesday morning but were re-captured in the afternoon. 

Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Authorities Detain 17 in Connection with Deadly Sept. 10 Blast in Xinjiang's Hotan

  • Mon, 09/19/2016 - 20:54

Fate of injured policemen, suspects unclear amid news blackout and reports of more than 10 killed or injured.

Dalai Lama: There is no “Muslim Terrorist” or “Buddhist Terrorist”

  • Mon, 09/19/2016 - 17:15

Addressing the European Parliament last week, the Dalai Lama said: “Buddhist terrorist, Muslim terrorist. That wording is wrong.”

Ilham Tohti is shown in an undated photo.

Ilham Tohti’s Nomination for Sakharov Prize Welcomed by Laureate and Scholars

  • Mon, 09/19/2016 - 16:48

Ilham Tohti (伊力哈木), a Uighur scholar known for his incisive writings on China’s policies in Xinjiang, was named by the European Parliament to be one of the five nominees for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on September 15.

Map showing Hotan’s Guma county.

Bomb Blast Kills County Police Chief in Xinjiang's Hotan

  • Sun, 09/18/2016 - 18:28

Three more police are believed dead after blast in the basement of a house they were searching in Guma County.

Armed Chinese paramilitary policemen stand guard on a road in Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 2, 2015.

Police on the Lookout for Three Uyghurs

  • Fri, 09/16/2016 - 18:32

China accuses the trio of being members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement.

Ilham Tohti is shown in an undated photo.

Uyghur Dissident Jailed by China Nominated For Human Rights Award

  • Fri, 09/16/2016 - 18:31

Ilham Tohti is a 'scapegoat' for ethnic tensions and a prisoner of conscience, his advocates say.

Beautiful photos of China's Uighur Muslims celebrating the Corban Festival, or Eid al-Adha

  • Fri, 09/16/2016 - 18:29

Award-winning photojournalist Kevin Frayer visits a remote village in far western China during the 'feast of the sacrifice'.

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