Chinese marines cleaning their rifles at a base in Jilin Province. Military spending is expected to climb to $145 billion, second only to the United States. Credit China Daily/Reuters

China’s Military Budget Increasing 10% for 2015, Official Says

  • Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:36

The Chinese military budget for 2015 will be about 10 percent bigger than last year’s, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, meaning that such spending is growing at a pace faster than the overall growth rate of the Chinese economy.

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

As Many as 700 Died in Xinjiang Violence Over Last Two Years, Rights Group Says

  • Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:52

Ethnic Uyghurs were three times as likely as Han Chinese to have been killed, the group says in a report.

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

Lawyer pushes for release of Uighur family

  • Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:48

A lawyer has lodged a complaint with the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court over the prolonged detention of 17 Muslim migrants.

China to sign New Silk Road investment deals next month, state media report

  • Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:48

China will sign a series of flagship agreements with countries including Kazakhstan and Pakistan next month as part of Beijing’s plan to revive economic development along the ancient Silk Road, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Friday.

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers pour snow from a tire onto their head during a training session in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, December 24, 2014.

Draft Chinese Law Paves Way for Counter-terror Operations Abroad

  • Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:40

China is close to approving a law that will create a legal framework for sending troops abroad on counter-terrorism missions, as Beijing seeks to address the vulnerability of the country's growing global commercial and diplomatic interests.

Chinese soldiers securing an area outside a mosque in the Xinjiang city of Kashgar after the fatal stabbing last July of a Muslim cleric seen by some as a supporter of government policies.Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Deadly Attacks in Xinjiang Go Unreported in China

  • Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00

The reports of bloodshed are nonstop. On Feb. 13, a man grabbed a police officer and then set off explosives strapped to his body, killing as many as eight people. Three days later, a father and son were shot and killed in another clash with the police.

Security forces participate in a military drill in Hetian, northwest China's Xinjiang region, June 6, 2014.

China Targets Muslims, Curbs Freedom of Speech For All: Report

  • Wed, 02/25/2015 - 21:48

During 2014, the ruling Chinese Communist Party intensified its targeting of ethnic minority groups with an "anti-terror" campaign in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang

World Uyghur Congress Publishes Annual Human Rights Report

  • Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:50

The World Uyghur Congress has published its annual human rights report, which focuses on the most important human rights issues faced by Uyghurs living in East Turkestan.

Hacking, shooting incident leave 17 dead in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture

  • Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:44

Dead from Feb. 17 clash include four police and four bystanders hit by indiscriminate police gunfire

Celebrating Chinese New Year's in China's Uyghur Region

  • Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:39

Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang Province, is a city that operates on two clocks.