FILE - Ethnic Uighurs chat in an alley before they proceed for their Friday prayers near a mosque in Urumqi, China's northwestern region of Xinjiang.

China Seeks Passengers' ID for Buying Bus Tickets in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:37

China will require identification from passengers buying long-distance bus tickets in far-western Xinjiang, state media said on Wednesday, as police seek to monitor travel in a region beset by violence.

Turkish civil organizations condemn China's harsh treatment of Uighur

  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:24

An "anti-terrorism" campaign -- focusing on Xinjiang, home to the Turkic Uighur Muslim ethnic group -- was launched by China’s central government May 23.

  Policemen watch as tourists take pictures in front of the Tiananmen Gate, in Beijing, June 3, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic/Files

China punishes Xinjiang official for openly practising faith

  • Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:25

China has reprimanded 15 Xinjiang officials for violations that include adhering to religious faith, state media said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on what the government calls illegal religious activities in the unruly western region.

 Armed police officers standing guard at the South Railway Station after bomb and knife attack occurred last April Photo: CCTV via Reuters

China plans to fight terror with ‘dozens’ of new cities

  • Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:22

Building dozens of new cities and towns in the restive western region of Xinjiang provides a ‘fundamental solution’ to the escalating threat of terrorist attacks, officials claim

 A man poses for a picture with a woman dressed as the Fragrant Concubine, left, at the Afaq Khoja Mausoleum. Credit Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times

In China, Myths of Social Cohesion

  • Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:19

They come for the camel rides, the chance to dress up like a conquering Qing dynasty soldier or to take selfies in front of one of the most historic Islamic shrines in Xinjiang, the sprawling region in China’s far northwest.

A worker preparing to pack a model of the Chinese-made Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, drone at an expo last year in Beijing. Drones are being increasingly used in China.Credit Sim Chi Yin for The New York Times

China Said to Deploy Drones After Unrest in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:16

Three days after an eruption of violence in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang this summer left nearly 100 people dead, the region’s “antiterrorist command” asked the country’s biggest space and defense contractor for help.

PetroChina Said to Plan Energy Asset Sale in Restive Xinjiang

  • Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:13

The parent of PetroChina Co. plans to sell oil and gas field stakes to local investors in the northwest province of Xinjiang as part of government efforts to bring growth and jobs to the restive region, said two company officials.

Group Protests Beijing's Drone Use in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:11

An overseas Uighur rights organization has protested the Chinese government's use of drones in a security crackdown in the ethnic group's home region of Xinjiang, saying it would intensify tensions that have left dozens of people dead this year.

China starts drone surveillance in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:08

China has started using surveillance drones following Muslim minority riots in restive Xinjiang province at the end of July, state media said on Monday.

Journalists voiced frustration that they are regularly asked to take their meticulously written defamations of antigovernment activists and reduce them to mere 30-second video blogs.

Chinese Journalists Bemoan Decline Of Traditional State-Run Newspapers, Rise Of State-Run New Media

  • Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:22

Claiming the changed media landscape of the digital age has led to a marked drop in the depth and quality of party propaganda, veteran reporters in China expressed concern this week over what they see as the decline of traditional state-controlled journalism in their country.