By The New York Times

In a Region Disturbed by Ethnic Tensions, China Keeps Tight Lid on a Massacre

  • Mon, 10/19/2015 - 20:59

Armed with only knives, the assailants struck at the coal mine in the dead of night, first killing the security guards and then setting upon the miners as they slept in their dormitory beds.

A worker decorating a street in London’s Chinatown on Friday in preparation for the coming visit by President Xi Jinping of China. Credit Frank Augstein/Associated Press

For Visit by Xi Jinping, Britain Will Prioritize Commerce With China

  • Mon, 10/19/2015 - 20:52

The British chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, chose an unusual destination during a trip to Chinalast month, flying to the restive region of Xinjiang, where human rights groups accuse Beijing of persecuting the minority Uighur population.

British Union flags and Chinese flags fly together in central London on Sunday.  Photo:  Ben Stansall/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

U.K.’s Courtship of China Draws Criticism

  • Mon, 10/19/2015 - 20:48

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Britain on Monday for his first state visit to the U.K.

Authorities Identify 17 Suspects in Deadly Attack at Xinjiang Mine

  • Fri, 10/16/2015 - 22:46

The Muslim Uyghurs from three families who are believed to be responsible for the apparent revenge attack are still at large.

A man walks past anti-terror propaganda posters in Urumqi in this September 2014 photo. (Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP)

A fragile peace in China's Urumqi

  • Fri, 10/16/2015 - 19:29

Will security measures bring calm with Uighurs, or incite more violence?

Hundreds to protest as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits London

  • Fri, 10/16/2015 - 19:23

On Tuesday 20 October, the first day of a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, (20-23 October) Amnesty International and various groups concerned with human rights issues in China, will protest in St James Park as President Jinping parades up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where he will attend a banquet later that evening.

Chinese ambassador Liu Xiaoming

Chinese envoy warns UK against ‘lecture’ on human rights as opposition leader pledges to raise issue

  • Fri, 10/16/2015 - 19:21

Chinese ambassador Liu Xiaoming says that Xi Jinping will not shy away from questions on human rights ahead of the Chinese President’s visit to the United Kingdom.

Tibet support groups to honour rights defenders ahead of Xi's UK visit

  • Fri, 10/16/2015 - 19:11

On the day before China's President Xi Jinping begins his State Visit to the UK, Fabian Hamilton MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet, will host a 'Stateless Lunch' to honour Tibetan, Uyghur and Chinese human rights defenders who have been imprisoned and intimidated by the Chinese government.

President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese President Xi Jinping cross paths during the Leaders' Summit on Peacekeeping at the 70th annual U.N. General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in September. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Britain is bending over backward to prove its friendship to China

  • Thu, 10/15/2015 - 21:12

President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Britain next week -- the first by a Chinese leader in a decade. He comes at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II, and will stay as her guest at Buckingham Palace, to be treated with all the pomp and ceremony that the former imperial power can still muster.

Cross still in place on the Jinjia'er church in Huzhou, Zhejiang Province, July 27, 2015.

US Report Catalogs Religious Freedom Abuses in Authoritarian Asian States

  • Thu, 10/15/2015 - 21:04

China, Laos, and Vietnam impose harsh controls, while Myanmar discriminates against non-Buddhists.