A group of Uyghur women stand outside a mosque in Kashgar, in farwest China's Xinjiang region (AFP Photo/Carol Huang)

China's Ethnic Region's Capital to Ban Veiled Robes

  • Thu, 12/11/2014 - 22:36

The capital of China's restive western region of Xinjiang has introduced a law banning veiled robes in public amid measures taken by Beijing to curb Muslim extremism, authorities announced Thursday.

Worshippers leave the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Jan. 7, 2012.

Religious Extremism Law Imposes New Restrictions on China’s Uyghurs

  • Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:19

Muslims in Xinjiang will be prevented from wearing religious garb the authorities believe is associated with extremism.

Ilham Tohti chats with students on June 12, 2010 after a lecture at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing.

China's Jailing of Uyghur Dissident's Students 'Unacceptable': Exile Group

  • Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:17

Seven former students of jailed scholar Ilham Tohti receive sentences ranging from three to eight years.

PRESS RELEASE: 33rd EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights

  • Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:10

On 8-9 December 2014, the European Union and the People's Republic of China held the 33rd round of the EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights in Brussels.

Hojamemet Tursun, an Uyghur student at the No 5 Middle School in Poskam county,  Uygur autonomous region. Oct 25, 2010.

China says bilingual education a key for Xinjiang's stability

  • Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:08

Bilingual education in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang will help to preserve stability and to develop the area, a senior Communist Party official said on Wednesday, stressing the importance of a controversial policy.

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China jails seven students of Uighur scholar for separatism

  • Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:08

A Chinese court handed down sentences of up to eight years in prison to seven students of jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti in China's western Xinjiang region, two rights lawyers said on Tuesday, in a case that has been criticized by the West.

The life sentence for academic Ilham Tohti sparked concern outside China

China jails students of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:00

Seven students of imprisoned Uighur academic Ilham Tohti have been convicted of separatism and jailed, a lawyer for Tohti says.

Students’ Conviction Serves to Further Punish Jailed Professor Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:57

China Will Stop at Nothing to Silence Dissent

The twilight world of China's wild west

  • Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:46

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BBC China editor
6 December 2014 Last updated at 19:17 ET

Chinese social media users caught the aftermath of the Urumqi market attack

China death penalties for Xinjiang market attackers

  • Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:43

Six people have been sentenced to death for an attack on a market in China's western Xinjiang province that killed 39 people in May.