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Students at a primary school in Shanghai last year.

New Chinese Textbooks: Now With More 'Socialist Core Values'

  • Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:24

The Chinese Ministry of Education revised national liberal arts textbooks to cultivate love for the Communist Party.

Uighur Muslims continue to face restrictions on their religious practice from Chinese authorities (Reuters)

China's Hajj crackdown: Uighur Muslims face uphill battle to get to Mecca

  • Sat, 09/02/2017 - 11:07

Increased restrictions on Uighurs by Beijing have forced many to seek alternative routes to join pilgrimage

Uyghur imams were forced to dance and tell children that prayer was harmful for the soul.

Why China must scrap new laws that tighten the authorities' grip on religious practic

  • Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:28

As millions of Muslims worldwide prepare for the Hajj, those hoping to independently undertake the journey from China are more likely to end up in jail than in Saudi Arabia.

A Uyghur student sits at a restaurant table in Cairo while police detain others behind him.

China Holds Ethnic Kazakh Students For Praying, Islamic Clothing, Overseas Study

  • Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:13

Authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have detained dozens of Kazakhs in a crackdown on devout Muslims or those with links overseas since May.

Activists in Hong Kong protest on behalf of Liu Xia, widow of dissident Liu Xiaobo, who remains incommunicado seven weeks after her Nobel laureate husband's death, Aug. 30, 2017.

Rights Groups, Victims' Families Call For Action Over China's Enforced Disappearances

  • Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:10

Peaceful dissidents, lawyers and rights activists are frequently held incommunicado under laws governing "matters of state security."

Uyghur men drive a car through a night market in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region, April 15, 2015.

Urumqi Officials Confirm Security Checks For Uyghur, Kazakh Vehicle Registrants

  • Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:25

The new policy follows efforts in the capital to document residents based on ethnic background.

A man rests beside a house in Elishku in China’s western Xinjiang region. Elishku was the scene of a bloody clash on July 28, 2014, between government troops and villagers protesting against the Chinese regime’s restrictions during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Globe Reporter Who Was Detained in China Wanted to Report on ‘Elishku Massacr

  • Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:00

Globe and Mail journalist Nathan VanderKlippe, who was briefly detained by Chinese police earlier this week, says he travelled to Elishku in China’s volatile Xinjiang region to find out more about a 2014 violent confrontation between Chinese authorities and the ethnic Uyghurs that exiled groups say resulted in 2,000 deaths.

Young Uyghurs sit near the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang, in a file photo.

Xinjiang Authorities Subsidize Uyghurs to Relocate to Han Districts of Urumqi

  • Sat, 08/26/2017 - 00:31

Officials say buyers are eligible only if their neighbors are from a different ethnic group.

China is force-installing spyware onto Muslim citizens' phones, to monitor them

  • Fri, 08/25/2017 - 18:35

China has ramped up surveillance measures in Xinjiang, home to much of its Muslim minority population, according to reports from Radio Free Asia.

As Communist Party censors ban all criticism in China’s classrooms, what remains?

  • Fri, 08/25/2017 - 18:30

Audrey Jiajia Li says the Chinese ‘rectification campaign’ to ensure ideological purity is being exported beyond its borders, and is a cause for concern in being reminiscent of Mao-era zealotry

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