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Vanished Malaysian Airliner Carried Artist Whose Name Vanished, Too

  • Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:13

It's been five days now since a Malaysia Airlines flight bound for Beijing vanished without a trace.

Missing MH370: ‘Stop victimising the Uyghur people’

  • Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:36

Do not use the Uyghur people as a scapegoat for the missing MH370 incident, said an Uyghur human rights activist on Wednesday.

A memorial for victims of the attack at the Kunming train station, March 7, 2014.

China Deports Hundreds of Uyghur Residents From Yunnan

  • Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:09

Uyghurs who have made a life in southwestern China are uprooted and ordered back to Xinjiang.

Wild theories fill void left by missing Malaysian plane

  • Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:18

Shot down by a military jet. Blown up by terrorists. Hijacked by elves.

A police officer standing guard as mourners lighted candles at the scene of the attack at the main train station in Kunming.

China rights advocates rally for Uighurs after knife attack

  • Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:51

Chinese rights activists voiced alarm on the Internet over rising discrimination against ethnic Uighurs in the wake of a deadly attack at a Chinese train station that the government has blamed on militants from the western region of Xinjiang

China detains Uighur AIDS activist amid crackdown

  • Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:49

China has arrested a Uighur AIDS activist for endangering national security.

Netizen Voices: “Why Not Call Them Chinese Terrorists?”

  • Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:46

After the violent attack on the Kunming Railway Station last weekend, China’s state media warned that “the eastward expansion of Xinjiang terrorism is accelerating”.

White smoke bellows from Shenhua Group Corp.'s power plant across the road from Li Zhihua's home outside of Hami, Xinjiang province. The famous Hami melon grown near the plant are no longer as sweet as they once were because of the pollution from the plant, Li said.

China Outsourcing Smog to West Region Stirs Protest

  • Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:10

China’s leaders want to lift the gray blanket of deadly smog that often chokes Beijing’s residents by shifting power plants to the less populated western part of the country inhabited by minorities.

A woman walks past demolished houses. Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times

China Remodels an Ancient Silk Road City, and an Ethnic Rift Widens

  • Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:59

Visitors walking through the mud-brick rubble and yawning craters where close-packed houses and bazaars once stood could be forgiven for thinking that the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar had been irrevocably lost to the wrecking ball.

Female officers of East Turkistan Republic

Communists supported Xinjiang independence 70 years ago

  • Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:26

It may come as a surprise that while Beijing has labeled Sunday's knife attack in the city of Kunming as a "terrorist attack" by Xinjiang separatists, the Communist Party of China once put its support behind an independent state in China's northwest reaches.

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