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Wang Qishan, secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Anti-graft inspectors uncover 858 cases of 'austerity violations' in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:35

A total of 858 violations of Communist Party austerity measures were uncovered in Xinjiang during the first half of the year, with 87 per cent of the cases found in the second quarter, the region's anti-graft watchdog has said.

Kashgar Normal College distributes bottles of water and free food to Muslim students in an apparent bid to discourage them from fasting during Ramadan, July 8, 2014.

China Criticized for Banning Ramadan Fast

  • Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:35

As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan, Uighur Muslims in China face far-reaching restrictions on their religious practices.

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Six Han Chinese Farmers Stabbed to Death in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:22

Police kill one Uyghur suspect and detain three others in the latest violence in the restive region.

Chinese security forces in Urumqi, Xinjiang, after an explosion at a railway station in April 2014. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Chinese police seize matchboxes in Xinjiang security crackdown

  • Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:19

Authorities in region accused of increasing tensions with Uighur Muslim population by imposing restrictions during Ramadan

Kashgar is home to a significant Muslim Uighur population

China Xinjiang: Muslim students 'made to eat' at Ramadan

  • Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:22

Several university students from China's western region of Xinjiang have told the BBC that they are being banned from fasting during the month of Ramadan.

Yang Gang had worked in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for more than 40 years.

Yang Gang, ex-top official of economic panel, faces graft prosecution

  • Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:19

Prosecutors have been handed the case of a former deputy director of the economic panel under the top political advisory body, seven months after the Communist Party investigated and expelled him.

Halliburton (HAL): Ceremony Held in Beijing to Celebrate the Establishment of Xinjiang HDTD

  • Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:13

Halliburton announces that it has signed an agreement with the SPT Energy Group Inc. affiliate, Petrotech (Xinjiang) Engineering Co., Ltd., to establish a joint venture company focused on hydraulic fracturing and production enhancement services in Xinjiang, China.

Paramilitary policemen stand on a truck as they travel along a street during an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 23, 2014

China sentences 32 in Xinjiang for "terror" videos

  • Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:40

China sentenced 32 people in its western Xinjiang region to prison terms for downloading or sending "violent terror" videos, state media said, as authorities crackdown on people they say are Islamists and separatists behind recent attacks.

Uigur residents sit in front of a shop in Xinjiang province, China. The Turkic-speaking Muslim majority and Chinese-speaking Han live side by side in this strategically important region rich with oil, gas and minerals, but separatists have been fighting for an independent homeland for the past 150 years. Photograph: Getty Images

City struggling to keep local Uighurs in check

  • Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:36

Yining: a hotspot of opposition to Beijing rule

Press Availability in Beijing, China

  • Thu, 07/10/2014 - 20:57

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