- Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:21
On September 23, 2014, a court in Urumqi city, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) sentenced Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti to life in prison on the charge of “separatism.”
- Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:25
More than 200 refugees detained in Thailand earlier this year are believed to be Chinese Uighurs and should be repatriated, a Chinese consul said, dismissing concerns they will be mistreated.
- Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:08
They say Chinese authorities reneged on a pledge to build places of worship as part of a resettlement deal.
- Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:14
For 250 years, the Turkic Muslims of Altishahr—the vast desert region to the northwest of Tibet—have led an uneasy existence under Chinese rule.
- Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:05
There is a good chance that economic jockeying between China and Russia in Central Asia will intensify in the coming months. For Russia, Chinese economic expansion could put a crimp in President Vladimir Putin’s grand plan for the Eurasian Economic Union.
- Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:09
More than 100 migrants thought to be from China's Uighur minority have escaped from shelters in Thailand, with authorities fearing they have fallen into the hands of a human trafficking ring, an official said on Wednesday
- Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:03
The prison terms range from five to 16 years.
- Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:00
The authorities in Xinjiang, an ethnically divided region in northwest China, have imprisoned 22 people in a mass sentencing that included charges of rape, disturbing public order and “illegal preaching,” a state news media outlet reported on Tuesday.
- Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:18
China has jailed almost two dozen people including "wild imams" who preach illegally in the western region of Xinjiang where the government says Islamists are waging a violent campaign for a separate state, Chinese media reported on Tuesday.
- Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:10
The Chinese government has blamed every major terrorist attack in the country in recent years on extremists from the ethnic Uighur Muslim minority.