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China responds to regional extremism by placing regulations on religious expressions, including restrictions on the cultural and religious practices of its minority Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang provinceThomas Peter/Reuters

China's communist party member fired for visiting mosque during Ramadan

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 17:18

The decision comes as China is intensifying efforts to curb the rising threat of terrorism and Islamic separatism.

China is touting its protection of human rights in a Muslim-majority region riven by violence

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 17:09

China put out a policy paper today on human rights in the Muslim-heavy Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, where the Chinese government has been cracking down extensively in recent years.

Ramadan 2017: China trying to stop Muslims observing holy month in restive Xinjiang region

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 17:05

Communist party has repeatedly tried to crack down on expressions of Muslim identity in the region

Inner Mongolia has become China’s model of assimilation

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 16:57

But Chinese Mongolians are still asserting their identity

Beijing created a pressure cooker in Xinjiang	(Reuters/David Gray)

China created a new terrorist threat by repressing secessionist fervor in its western frontier

  • Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:49

Beijing created a pressure cooker in Xinjiang

From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese President Xi Jinping and European Council President Donald Tusk pose for photos before a meeting held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

China: EU Summit Should Make Rights A Priority

  • Tue, 05/30/2017 - 15:44

EU Needs to Deploy ‘Full Weight’ to Ease Crackdown

Uyghur men pray in a mosque in Hotan during Ramadan, April 16, 2015.

Restaurants Ordered to Remain Open in Xinjiang Amid Ramadan Fast

  • Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:58

A directive suggests authorities are trying to undermine Uyghur observance of the Muslim holy month.

Uyghur men gather outside for afternoon prayers at a mosque in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture, April 19, 2015.

Xinjiang Authorities Confiscate ‘Extremist’ Qurans From Uyghur Muslims

  • Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:47

All versions of the Islamic holy book published prior to 2012 are seized.

China expands DNA data grab in troubled western region

  • Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:32

Alarms raised over suspected efforts to collect massive numbers of genetic samples from citizens.

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a high-level event in the Assembly Hall at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2017. © 2017 Reuters

China’s Rights Abuses Infect UN

  • Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:29

Global Body Should Do More to Protect Beijing’s Critics

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