Map showing Hotan’s Guma county.

Killings in Xinjiang’s Guma Sparked by Anger at Prayer Restrictions

  • Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:12

An RFA investigation reveals the identities of the three Uyghur attackers and possible motives for the incident.

Armed Chinese paramilitary policemen march during an anti-terrorist drill in Xinjiang, July 2, 2013.

China Cracks Down on Xinjiang's Christians in 'Anti-Terror' Campaign

  • Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:48

Unofficial Christian worship is included in an ever-widening crackdown on freedom of religion and association.

Xinjiang Attack Spurs GPS Car Tracking, Military Rallies

  • Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:42

A deadly knife attack in Xinjiang’s Pishan county last week, in which eight people including the three assailants were killed, has brought a wave of tightened security measures to the already tightly controlled region.

A migrant worker picks cotton in Awat in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. (Photo by Denise Hruby)

China cotton growers fear cuts in vital subsidies

  • Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:39

Xinjiang farmers face water shortages and possible loss of government funding

This file photo shows paramilitary police officers standing guard outside a shopping mall in Hotan, Xinjiang. The city is offering huge rewards for anti-terror tips. Photo: AFP

China offers big anti-terror rewards in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:32

Authorities in a violence prone area of China's western Xinjiang region are offering 100 million yuan ($14.5 million) in rewards for anti-terror tips, state media said, a policy that coincides with a dramatic rise in regional security spending.


  • Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:27

It is time we all stand up together and put a stop to the politics of demonization which is creating a divided and dangerous world.

‘Striking hard’ with ‘thunderous power’: Beijing's show of force in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:18

Last weekend Chinese authorities conducted mass parades of thousands of security personnel and military equipment in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Chinese authorities have ordered hundreds of thousands of motorists to install GPS tracking devices in their vehicles. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters

China orders GPS tracking of every car in troubled region

  • Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:48

Hundreds of thousands of vehicles affected by edict covering part of Xinjiang following outbreaks of violence – and no petrol for owners who don’t comply

In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, vehicles run on the snow-covered road in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. A prefecture in China’s Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks. Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the regulation on Sunday, shortly after thousands of heavily armed police paraded in Urumqi and Communis

Prefecture in China’s Xinjiang to track cars by satellite

  • Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:45

 A prefecture in China’s far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks.

Chinese troops stage show of force in Xinjiang and vow to 'relentlessly beat' separatists

  • Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:42

Hundreds of black clad, rifle-toting soldiers took to the streets of Urumqi as officials announce terrorist activity will be ‘smashed to pieces’