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Uyghur students study at a bilingual middle school in Hotan, Xinjiang, in a file photo.

China Bans Use of Uyghur, Kazakh Textbooks, Materials in Xinjiang Schools

  • Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:25

The move is the latest in a series of measures that privilege the use of Chinese in the region's schools, regardless of students' ethnicity.

A Uyghur man takes in the view from a lookout point above Korla city, in Xinjiang's Bayin’gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, in a file photo.

Uyghurs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps Forced to Express Remorse Over Travel Abroad

  • Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:18

An official says detainees will not be freed until they admit it was ‘wrong’ to leave China.

China officially tolerates the observance of Buddhism and major religious organisations such as Christianity and Islam. Photograph: Tass via Getty Images

Chinese communists must be wary of religion, party newspaper warns

  • Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:16

Superstition breeds corruption, the People’s Daily says

Chinese security forces on guard in Qaraqash county in Hotan prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang region, Aug. 3, 2014.

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Four Grandchildren of Party-Faithful Uyghur Former Imam

  • Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:10

His status as a ‘Patriotic Religious Scholar’ was ignored by police arresting the young men.

Xi Jinping has been good for China’s Communist Party; less so for China

  • Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:06

Contradicting Deng Xiaoping, Mr Xi has concentrated vast power in his own hands

chinese president Xi Jinping

TIMELINE-Under Xi, five years of tighter controls across Chinese society

  • Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:58

From Internet regulation and online censorship to a clampdown on activists and non-governmental organisations, China has tightened controls on Chinese society since Xi Jinping assumed power in late 2012, first as Communist Party chief and then as president in 2013.

The map shows Aksu prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Authorities Require Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Aksu to Get Barcodes on Their Knives

  • Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:34

The latest security measure forced upon Muslims is being rolled out in various districts.

n Xinjiang, Household Knives Must Be ID’ed

  • Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:32

A new order, issued by neighborhood organizations, requires some Xinjiang residents to get all household knives stamped with an identifying QR code.

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China’s rise has consequences for human rights beyond its borders

  • Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:27

The kind of diversity seen in the US, despite Donald Trump, doesn't exist in China, where the run-up to Communist Party Congress offers a reminder of how the country works and why it would not care about human rights.

Uyghur men drive a car through a night market in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region, April 15, 2015.

Nearly Half of Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Hotan Targeted For Re-Education Camps

  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:37

Local officials are ordered to detain anyone exhibiting religious ‘extremist’ tendencies.

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