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Netizens surf the web at an Internet cafe in China's Zhejiang province in a file photo.

China Warns of 'Foreign Powers' Subverting Communist Party Rule Online

  • Thu, 12/29/2016 - 15:39

The country's internet regulator says action will be taken to ensure that netizens aren't bombarded by 'harmful information.'

A map shows Qaraqash county in Xinjiang's Hotan prefecture.

Five dead in attack in China's Xinjiang

  • Wed, 12/28/2016 - 15:32

Attackers drove a car into a government building in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday and set off an explosive device killing one person, while all four of the attackers were shot dead, the regional government said.

China’s citizens free to believe, but not to practise

  • Tue, 12/27/2016 - 20:09

Addressing a conference on religion in April, President Xi Jinping, not unlike a zealous preacher, thumped the lectern and called for the “sinicisation” of religions in China. He demanded all faiths should be subservient to the might of the Communist Party of China.

Protesters are pepper sprayed by police during a protest against what they call Beijing's interference over local politics and the rule of law. © 2016 Reuters/Tyrone Siu

China: Draft Police Law Entrenches Abuses

  • Thu, 12/22/2016 - 20:45

Overhaul Needed to Curb Wide Police Powers

Chinese migrant workers clean drinking-water tanks at a recycling center in Beijing’s Changping district. Water conservation and migration are among the roughly 200 activities sanctioned by Chinese authorities. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

China Unveils List of Activities Permitted for Foreign Nonprofits

  • Wed, 12/21/2016 - 18:33

Law taking effect Jan. 1 is widely seen as targeted at groups working in areas such as human rights and rule of law

A map showing the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and the location of Kashgar.

Under the Guise of Public Safety, China Demolishes Thousands of Mosques

  • Tue, 12/20/2016 - 21:35

The ‘Mosque Rectification’ campaign reduces Islamic places of worship to rubble.

China Doesn’t Mind Islamic Extremists As long as they're not Uighur.

  • Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:25

Ma Xin couldn’t find the Salafi mosque. We were walking through the northwestern city’s Xiaoxihu neighborhood, a traditionally Muslim minority-dominated area.

Residents of China's Xinjiang Province Demand All Citizens Surrender Passports for “Annual Review”

  • Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:20

Recent developments in western China have brought to light human rights concerns that should have the United States’ attention.

All the News Unfit to Print: What Beijing Quashed in 2016

  • Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:16

Dozens of leaked censorship directives reveal a Chinese government increasingly insecure about its image.

New Xinjiang Party Boss Boosts Surveillance, Police Patrols

  • Fri, 12/16/2016 - 23:05

Midnight raids on private homes are common, as police search for suspect persons.

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