- Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:21
Lawmakers in Xinjiang this week passed the first region-wide legislation aiming to combat “religious extremism” in the violence-prone area, with a wide-ranging list of 15 types of behavior that as of April 1 will be banned. Reuters’ Christian Shepherd and Ben Blanchard report:
- Thu, 03/30/2017 - 15:58
China will step up a campaign against religious extremism in the far western region of Xinjiang on Saturday by implementing a range of measures, including prohibiting "abnormal" beards, the wearing of veils in public places and the refusal to watch state television.
- Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:54
The action-packed, prime-time segment on Chinese state-run television featured an elite police force storming a gated desert compound and sprinting toward a white, three-story house.
- Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:58
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), will convene a conference at the European Parliament entitled “Forbidden to Move, Forbidden to Pray: The Plight of the Uyghurs in China”
- Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:50
The deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet was once again raised before the conclusion of the 34th session of the United Nation Human Rights Council by several nations, in addition to the European Union in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:49
On 22 March 2017, the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) held a hearing to discuss the human rights situation in the Uyghur region of East Turkestan - known in China as Xinjiang.
- Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:46
Serious human rights abuses continue under the Communist Party-led government of China, according to the latest State Department Human Rights report.
- Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:10
A pipeline through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has been postponed "indefinitely."
- Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:47
The number of violent attacks by "terrorist cells" in China has dropped due to increased security measures, state media reported on Tuesday, however it also cited experts as saying the level of attempted violence remains high.
- Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:44
Applications made by three out of the four Uighurs living in Bermuda for naturalisation are being reviewed by the British Government, MPs heard yesterday.