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Security forces participate in a military drill in Hotan, Xinjiang, June 6, 2014.

Tibetans, Uyghurs 'Blacklisted' at Hotels in Chinese Cities

  • Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:56

The move is part of the Communist Party's 'stability maintenance' measures, which link hotels directly into police databases.

The map shows Lop county of Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Six Dead, Four Injured in Two Successive Suicide Attacks in China’s Xinjiang

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:49

One police official says the attackers were angry about restrictions placed on the wearing of veils and beards.

Six of nine Uyghur fugitives shown on an arrest warrant.

China Issues Arrest Warrant For Nine Uyghurs Near Mongolian Border

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:46

Local sources say two or three are already in police custody, while an exile group says they were likely fleeing China.

 The official notice posted by Chinese authorities. Photograph: Chinese social media

Chinese police order Yining residents to hand in passports in latest crackdown

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:39

Amnesty International says passport seizures in restive far west are part of wider curb on freedom of movement of ethnic Uighurs

A paramilitary policeman guards a tower on the barb-wired wall of the Number One Detention Centre in Beijing. Photograph: Alexander F. Yuan/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Torture still routine in Chinese jails, Human Rights Watch report finds

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:36

Human Rights Watch report says detainees electrocuted, shackled to chairs, starved and deprived of sleep to elicit confessions

An archive picture of a Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps farm. The jailed official helped a mill owner defraud his employer. Photo: Xinhua

Corrupt Xinjiang official jailed for 15 years

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:32

Commander at quasi-military production corps took bribes of cash and expensive drink

China: Torture by Police Dodges Reforms

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:25

Officers Adapt to Evade New Measures

Jailed Uyghur Scholar Denied Visits or Support From Family

  • Tue, 05/12/2015 - 18:26

Authorities refuse to let Ilham Tohti receive gifts of money and clothing in prison.

Bazaar in Hotan, Xinjiang. Photo from Flickr User Evgeni Zotov. (CC: AT-NC-SA)

A Han Musician’s Song Slams Stereotypes of China’s Xinjiang Region

  • Tue, 05/12/2015 - 18:16

Recently, a new song titled “What Has Xinjiang Done to You?” has broken the silence and triggered discussion about stereotypes and inter-cultural misunderstandings on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform.

A Uyghur woman wears a veil as she shops at a local market on August 2, 2014 in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

University in China stirs controversy with Muslim headscarf ban

  • Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:19

A university in central China has sparked controversy after issuing a rare order banning female students from wearing headscarves on campus.

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