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China's Xinjiang policy: A Middle East headache

  • Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:15

China wants to play an active and constructive role in achieving peace in the Middle East.

Workers inspecting a CNPC gas station in Urumqi. June 17. (File photo/Xinhua)

Steelmaker Guangzheng snaps up more Xinjiang gas assets

  • Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:12

Chinese steelmaker Guangzheng Group is increasing its presence in the gas market with deals to buy stakes in two gas companies in western China’s Xinjiang region.

Lawyer For Uyghur Scholar Denied Evidence Ahead of Trial

  • Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:04

Ilham Tohti's wife says it is still unclear whether his trial will be held in secret or not.

Study Confirms Uyghur Remain in Crosshairs of Targeted Attacks

  • Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:59

It’s no secret that activists groups supporting the Uyghur and other ethnic minorities living either in exile or in oppressed nations have been in the crosshairs of targeted attacks for years.

Empire and the Rising Violence in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:50

The upsurge in violence in China’s west is following a historical pattern.

New study: Activists pose easy target for nation-state attackers

  • Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:48

World Uyghur Congress an “Easy Target” for Hackers

 Chinese authorities in July distributed wanted posters for men accused of terror attacks in Xinjiang, China. A court this week sentenced 25 people to prison for taking part in “terrorist” activities and “harboring criminals.” Credit Ng Han Guan/Associated Press

25 Sentenced on Terrorism Charges in Western China

  • Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:08

A court in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang has sentenced 25 people to prison for taking part in “terrorist” activities and “harboring criminals,” according to a report on Tuesday by People’s Court Daily, an official publication.

Unrest in Xinjiang Leading to Extreme Measures

  • Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:05

Local authorities in China’s restive Xinjiang region are going all out in their efforts to fight terrorism, including those in the northwestern city of Karamay, who are now banning people who wear veils, head scarves, a loose-fitting garment called a jilbab, clothing with the crescent moon and star, and those with long beards, from boarding buses

China jails 25 more people for terror crimes in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:03

A court in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang has sentenced 25 more people to jail terms ranging from three years to life for terror-related offences, state media said on Tuesday, as the government clamps down on a surge in violence.

Farmer’s Murder Raises New Concerns Among Uyghurs in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:59

He is hacked to death by two suspects who have been on a murder spree, local officials say.

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