- Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:52
The authorities in Xinjiang, in China’s far west, have reportedly released from prison a Uighur linguist and poet who was jailed after he sought to open schools to teach children the native Turkic language of the region
- Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:49
The capital of China’s far western Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils in public, the regional government said on Thursday, in a move experts worry could spark more unrest in the troubled region.
- Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:47
Authority's vote to prohibit the wearing of the Islamic garment in public could make it 'more popular as a symbol of resistance', expert warns
- Thu, 12/11/2014 - 22:39
He had been jailed for more than a year for ‘illegal fundraising.’
- Thu, 12/11/2014 - 22:36
The capital of China's restive western region of Xinjiang has introduced a law banning veiled robes in public amid measures taken by Beijing to curb Muslim extremism, authorities announced Thursday.
- Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:19
Muslims in Xinjiang will be prevented from wearing religious garb the authorities believe is associated with extremism.
- Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:17
Seven former students of jailed scholar Ilham Tohti receive sentences ranging from three to eight years.
- Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:10
On 8-9 December 2014, the European Union and the People's Republic of China held the 33rd round of the EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights in Brussels.
- Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:08
Bilingual education in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang will help to preserve stability and to develop the area, a senior Communist Party official said on Wednesday, stressing the importance of a controversial policy.
- Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:08
A Chinese court handed down sentences of up to eight years in prison to seven students of jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti in China's western Xinjiang region, two rights lawyers said on Tuesday, in a case that has been criticized by the West.