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China’s Response to Reports of Torture: ‘Fake News’

  • Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:53

 “FAKE NEWS,” a Twitter post declared. “Prejudice-based,” another said. “Cleverly orchestrated lies,” a news article asserted.

Large rallies by security forces have been held in Xinjiang recently

'All-out offensive' in Xinjiang risks worsening grievances

  • Thu, 03/02/2017 - 17:11

China is in the midst of what it calls a "people's war on terror" in its far west. What sparked this latest campaign was a knife attack.

Affluent Chinese business owners have been basing their companies in regions of China that enjoy preferential tax treatment. Depicted is the Khorgos border crossing point. Photo: Reuters

Tibet and Xinjiang have become a draw for China’s wealthy... in search of low taxes

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:54

Why Chinese celebrities Zhao Wei and Fan Bingbing are basing companies in China’s autonomous regions

Chinese Catholics attend a mass to mark the ascension of Jesus at a Catholic church in Tianjin, in northern China on May 24, 2015.

Report: Religious Followers in China Push Back Despite Tightened Controls

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:43

The demand for religion in China outpaces state restrictions and repression, Freedom House says.

Military Rallies in Xinjiang Ahead of Top Party Meetings

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:40

Following a deadly knife attack in Pishan county, Xinjiang on February 14 and amid an ongoing “people’s war on terrorism,” authorities last week announced new security measures, and oversaw police rallies showcasing the might of the People’s Armed Police in several regions of Xinjiang. 

Paramilitary policemen board a plane in Urumqi as they head for an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Kashgar. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters

China 'anti-terror' rallies: thousands of troops on streets of Urumqi

  • Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:58

More than 10,000 forces gather in capital of violence-stricken region of Xinjiang for second time in just over a week

Father: Abdullah Abdulqadir

Uighur’s plea to let sick son get treatment

  • Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:48

One of Bermuda’s four Uighurs is desperately pleading with British authorities to let his five-year-old son receive specialist medical treatment overseas.

Uyghur men praying in a mosque in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region, April 16, 2015.

Officials Ban Dozens of Religious Practices, Foreign Missionaries in China's Xinjiang

  • Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:44

The list is being circulated to local governments throughout the region for compulsory 'study', residents say.

Paramilitary policemen stand in formation as they take part in an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally, in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

China holds mass police rally in Xinjiang as hundreds sent to anti-terror 'frontline'

  • Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:05

More than 10,000 armed police in China's western Xinjiang region staged a mass rally in the capital Urumqi, state media said, as authorities rolled out a rapid-response air patrol system to quell unrest that the government blames on Islamist militants.

A map showing the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and the location of Kashgar.

Detained on Unknown Charge, Uyghur Kills Five With Axe

  • Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:34

Memet Eli was undergoing political re-education after being forcibly returned to his township by police, sources say.

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