China to curb phone, computer purchases in restive Xinjiang

  • Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:51

Anyone buying a mobile phone or a computer in the restive far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang will have to register their personal details with police, state media reported, in the latest sign of tightening government restrictions.

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China: Political Repression at a High Mark

  • Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:33

2014 Sees Crackdown on Critics, Party Rivals

Pu Zhiqiang.Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press

Comments Used in Case Against Pu Zhiqiang Spread Online

  • Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:28

Calamity comes through the mouth, warns a Chinese saying. And for Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, calamity has come in 28 passionate, scathing remarks that the police say he made on the Internet.

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CHINA’S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control

  • Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:20

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINA’S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.

2015 Update: The Xinjiang Archives Project

  • Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:14

Initiated in 2011, the Xinjiang Archives Project (新疆文库) aims to publish 1,000 volumes by 2020. According to a January 2015 report that ran in 《了望》magazine (文化格局), 26 volumes have been published.

  Uighur children play at the entrance of a residential compound in Shanghai, March 28, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Aly Song/Files

China official calls for reduced birth rates in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:36

An official from China's restive far-western Xinjiang called for strict measures to prevent early marriages and high birth rates in southern parts of the region, state media said on Friday, a move likely to raise concerns among ethnic Uighurs.

    Chinese soldiers in front of the Id Kah Mosque, in Kashgar, on Thursday. China has increased security in many parts of Xinjiang.     Getty Images

Xinjiang Arrests Nearly Doubled in ’14, Year of ‘Strike-Hard’ Campaign

  • Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:33

New figures that show a near-doubling of arrests in Xinjiang last year illustrate that Chinese President Xi Jinping meant business with a vow to strike hard in that western region to suppress terrorism.

This file picture taken on on May 23, 2014 shows fully armed Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Urumqi, the capital of farwest China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang

China cracks down on Uighur exodus

  • Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:22

CHINESE police shot dead two Uighurs on Sunday night, nabbed two others and are pursuing a fifth on suspicion of trying to enter Vietnam illegally, amid a growing exodus by the Muslim ethnic minority group from Xinjiang.

Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

Uyghur Refugees Go on Hunger Strike in Thai Detention Center

  • Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:18

One detainee says the refugees had to resort to the measure because they had no other choice.

China: Draft Counterterrorism Law a Recipe for Abuses

  • Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:33

The Chinese government should radically revise its proposed legislation on counterterrorism to make it consistent with international law and the protection of human rights.