FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 file photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority, speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. On Thursday, June 26, 2014, a lawyer provided the first news about the minority Uighur economics professor since he was detained by Chinese authorities over five months ago, saying the activist staged a hunger strike and later was denied food. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Detained Uighur scholar went for days without food

  • Thu, 06/26/2014 - 20:08

An outspoken minority Uighur scholar went on a hunger strike in a Chinese jail and later was denied food, his lawyer said Thursday in the first news of the activist whose detention more than five months ago drew criticism from U.S. and European officials.

Ramadan 2014: The Persecuted Muslims who Have Nothing to Celebrate

  • Thu, 06/26/2014 - 20:05

The Uyghurs are subjected to religious discrimination by the Chinese government. 

Trucks packed with criminals and suspects at a mass sentencing rally at a stadium in Yili, in Xinjiang province, on May 27, 2014

China jails nine more in Xinjiang for terror offences

  • Thu, 06/26/2014 - 19:54

Authorities in China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang have jailed nine more people for up to 14 years for terror-related offences at a public sentencing in front of more than 3,000 people, state media said on Thursday.

China Uighur Scholar Denied Food in Detention: Lawyer

  • Thu, 06/26/2014 - 19:44

Authorities in China's restive Xinjiang denied food for 10 days to a prominent Uighur academic detained on separatism charges, his lawyer told AFP on Thursday, as nine in the region were sentenced for terror offences.

Daniel R. Russel Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

The Future of U.S.-China Relations

  • Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:27

Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

US ambassador raps China for arrests of 'moderate voices'

US ambassador raps China for arrests of 'moderate voices'

  • Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:20

The new US ambassador to China Max Baucus chided Beijing on Wednesday for a wave of arrests of "moderate voices", in his first public address since arriving in March.

Patigul Ghulam in an undated photo

Uyghur Mother Detained For Public Outcry Over Missing Son

  • Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:38

Authorities say she tried to incite the public by speaking out.

Uyghurs Punished for Roles in Tiananmen Terrorist Attack

  • Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:31

LinkAsia speaks with Alim Seytoff, president of the Uyghur American Association and director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, about the struggle Uyghurs in China face and the shortcomings of China's policies in their native province of Xinjiang.

Ilham Tohti faces separatist charges, including allegations he tried to recruit students for a separatist movement. Photo: Ricky Wong

Jailed Uygur academic Ilham Tohti's case handed to Xinjiang prosecutors, lawyer says

  • Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:11

Nearly 400 suspects have been arrested over the past month; Uygur rights activist has not been tried in secret as feared, lawyer says

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

32 Terrorist Groups Smashed in Xinjiang, China Says

  • Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:07

Officials in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang said Monday that an antiterrorism crackdown that began in late May had resulted in the smashing of 32 terrorist groups and the sentencing of 315 people to prison terms, death row or other punishment, according to state news reports.