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What happens when you try to send politically sensitive messages on WeChat

  • Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:29

In China, you can use WeChat for just about everything, but there is one thing that WeChat won’t let you do: discuss politically sensitive topics in a group.

A large-scale anti-terror exercise was held in Hotan in February.

County in China’s troubled Xinjiang pays generous ‘stability’ rewards

  • Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:52

Sixteen police officers and two civilians share just over 1m yuan for helping to maintain order in Hotan, scene of two attacks in recent months

Details emerge of ‘terrorism suspect’ arrest during armed raid in China

  • Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:47

Man held after paramilitary police operation on Hainan island, but little information given in state media about his identity or alleged crimes

A Uyghur security guard patrols a Uyghur neighborhood in Aksu prefecture of northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Apr. 17, 2015.

Han Chinese Offered Triple Salary of Uyghurs in Xinjiang Police Recruitment Drive

  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 23:05

Observers say the practice is part of a greater problem of ethnic inequality in the region.

The Justice Ministry said the new system was aimed at helping the public seeking legal services to narrow their search. Pictured, the Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court. Photo: Simon Song

China’s Communist Party to evaluate lawyers based on ‘political performance’

  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 23:02

The Justice Ministry will rank members of the profession according to how well they have served authorities, with experience and skills counting for less

 President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, April 7, 2017, in Palm Beach, Florida.

Why China Pretends to be a Democracy

  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 22:57

Following the recent U.S. airstrikes on Syria, Chinese state media denounced the move by President Trump, staying true to Beijing’s commitment to non-interference.

A file picture of paramilitary policemen taking part in a rally in Kashgar in Xinjiang in February. Photo: Reuters

Rewards of up to 5 million yuan offered for terrorism tip-offs by remote area in China’s Xinjiang

  • Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:17

Altay the latest part of the restive region to offer cash incentives to catch terrorists, amid spate of violent attacks blamed on Islamist separatists

China’s WeChat censoring ‘sensitive’ photos, not just text, study shows

  • Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:12

Study the first systematic research into image censorship of one topic on the hugely popular Chinese instant messaging app, according to researchers

Herdsmen transfer their sheep to autumn pastures in Jigin county, Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture, in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Aug. 14, 2016.

Authorities Urge Kyrgyz Herdsmen to Spy on Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang

  • Wed, 04/12/2017 - 22:24

They want the men to prevent separatists and extremists in Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture from crossing the border.

Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing, China. © 2013 Reuters

France Should Confront China on Rights

  • Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:01

French Foreign Minister’s Beijing Visit a Chance to Raise Crackdown on Activists, Lawyers

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