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An illustration of China’s crackdown on human rights lawyers by the Chinese artist Badiucao.

This Visualization Shows China’s Jailed, Murdered And Missing Political Prisoners

  • Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:09

China says it has no political prisoners. A U.S. government database disagrees.

'No beards, no veils': Uighur life in China's Xinjiang

  • Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:01

China says Islamist separatists in Xinjiang are the greatest threat to national security. The far western region is home to a community of some 10 million Uighurs, who are mostly Muslim.

Xinjiang Authorities Reward Residents for ‘Tips on Terrorism’

  • Sat, 03/18/2017 - 09:41

A sizable fund has been set aside for informants following a deadly attack in Hotan Prefecture.

Zhou Qiang, president of China’s Supreme People’s Court, gives a speech during the National People’s Congress in Beijing on March 12, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters

China: Disclose Details of Terrorism Convictions

  • Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:36

Overbroad Counterterrorism Legal Framework Opens Door to Abuses

Retired judge Huang Yunmin is shown in an undated photo.

Former Chinese Judge Jailed Over Alleged 'Ethnic Hatred,' Porn on Phone

  • Wed, 03/15/2017 - 18:11

Right activists say retired judge Huang Yunmin is widely respected for his keen sense of justice and advocacy for vulnerable workers.

Paramilitary policemen stand in formation as they take part in an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally, in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, February 27, 2017. Picture taken February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

China's Xinjiang offers leniency for 'terrorists' who turn themselves in

  • Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:59

Authorities in China's western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday offered leniency to "separatists, terrorists and religious extremists" who turn themselves in, the latest in a string of recent security measures in the violence-prone region.

Chinese President Xi Jinping joins a panel discussion with deputies to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at the annual session of the NPC in Beijing, capital of China, March 10, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

Party Ramps Up Rhetoric Amid War on Terror

  • Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:48

In 2014, Beijing launched a “people’s war on terror” in response to increasing incidents of violence in Xinjiang and elsewhere in China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping appears on a screen during the second plenary session of the National People's Congress on March 8. Photographer: Fred Dufour/AFP via Getty Images

China Seeks Stronger ‘Great Wall of Iron’ in Xinjiang: Eye on Chinese Media

  • Mon, 03/13/2017 - 15:42

President Xi Jinping said Friday that Xinjiang, the northwestern province that’s home to a large Muslim Uyghur minority group population, should strengthen its "great wall of iron" to safeguard social stability and national unity

Chinese Communist Party officials harden rhetoric on Islam

  • Mon, 03/13/2017 - 15:39

China's ruling Communist Party is hardening its rhetoric about Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings this past week about the specter of global religious extremism seeping into the country. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China's President Xi Jinping claps during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China's Xi calls for 'great wall of iron' to safeguard restive Xinjiang

  • Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:22

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for a "great wall of iron" to safeguard the restive western region of Xinjiang after a top official said Islamist separatists pose the "most prominent" challenge to the country's stability.

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