Yimamu Maimaiti and Patiguli Baikeli at Queen Amannisa in Crystal City: “Uyghur food is going to be the next big thing in the United States.” (Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)

Is their crossroads cuisine ‘the next big thing’? Uyghurs hope so

  • Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:56

“Uyghur food is going to be the next big thing in the United States,” said Yimamu Maimaiti, a partner in Crystal City’s Queen Amannisa, the first Uyghur restaurant to open in the region. 

Muslims of the Hui ethnic minority make an annual pilgrimage in Hongganzi in the Ningxia region. Photo: EPA

Communist Party boss of China’s Muslim region points to Trump ban in battle vs religious extremism

  • Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:43

The Communist Party boss of one of China’s major Muslim regions has cited US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in stressing the need to combat religious extremism.

Restive Chinese region offers rewards to recruit more police

  • Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:38

 Authorities in China's western region of Xinjiang are offering high salaries and other benefits to recruit police in the restive area, which has experienced bloody attacks blamed on ethnic separatists.

China’s Response to Reports of Torture: ‘Fake News’

  • Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:53

 “FAKE NEWS,” a Twitter post declared. “Prejudice-based,” another said. “Cleverly orchestrated lies,” a news article asserted.

Large rallies by security forces have been held in Xinjiang recently

'All-out offensive' in Xinjiang risks worsening grievances

  • Thu, 03/02/2017 - 17:11

China is in the midst of what it calls a "people's war on terror" in its far west. What sparked this latest campaign was a knife attack.

Affluent Chinese business owners have been basing their companies in regions of China that enjoy preferential tax treatment. Depicted is the Khorgos border crossing point. Photo: Reuters

Tibet and Xinjiang have become a draw for China’s wealthy... in search of low taxes

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:54

Why Chinese celebrities Zhao Wei and Fan Bingbing are basing companies in China’s autonomous regions

Chinese Catholics attend a mass to mark the ascension of Jesus at a Catholic church in Tianjin, in northern China on May 24, 2015.

Report: Religious Followers in China Push Back Despite Tightened Controls

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:43

The demand for religion in China outpaces state restrictions and repression, Freedom House says.

Military Rallies in Xinjiang Ahead of Top Party Meetings

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:40

Following a deadly knife attack in Pishan county, Xinjiang on February 14 and amid an ongoing “people’s war on terrorism,” authorities last week announced new security measures, and oversaw police rallies showcasing the might of the People’s Armed Police in several regions of Xinjiang. 

Paramilitary policemen board a plane in Urumqi as they head for an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Kashgar. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters

China 'anti-terror' rallies: thousands of troops on streets of Urumqi

  • Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:58

More than 10,000 forces gather in capital of violence-stricken region of Xinjiang for second time in just over a week

Father: Abdullah Abdulqadir

Uighur’s plea to let sick son get treatment

  • Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:48

One of Bermuda’s four Uighurs is desperately pleading with British authorities to let his five-year-old son receive specialist medical treatment overseas.