Mo Juan is accused of than 12 violations of party discipline, including nepotism and bribery. Photo:

Chinese Communist Party expels senior official in far west province for providing jobs and fake IDs to family

  • Thu, 07/09/2015 - 23:06

A senior official in western China has been expelled from the Communist Party for arranging fake identity cards for herself and her sons and other violations of “political and party discipline,” state media reported.

Protests in Turkey have seen Chinese flags being burned

China-Turkey relationship strained over Uighurs

  • Thu, 07/09/2015 - 23:00

Burnt Chinese flags, attacks on Chinese restaurants, alleged attacks on tourists who were mistaken for being Chinese and protests across the country.

Surveillance cameras in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. The release of draft legislation on cybersecurity in China followed the recent passage of a law on national security.Credit Wu Hong/European Pressphoto Agency

What You Need to Know About China’s Draft Cybersecurity Law

  • Thu, 07/09/2015 - 22:30

China, which has some of the world’s tightest Internet restrictions, has released a draft of a new cybersecurity law that authorizes broad powers to control the flow of online information.

Protesters demonstrate in Ankara on Sunday against the Chinese government’s policy towards Uighur Muslims, who have ties with Turkey. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Thailand forcibly sends nearly 100 Uighur Muslims back to China

  • Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:17

Rights groups and UN condemn Thailand’s decision, warning that largely Muslim minority would face persecution and abuse

 Demonstrators shout slogans as they attend a protest in front of the Thai Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, July 9, 2015. Reuters/Umit Bektas

Thai Prime Minister defends decision to send Uighurs back to China

  • Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:14

Thailand's prime minister defended a decision to forcibly return nearly 100 Uighur Muslim migrants to China despite rights groups concerns they could face ill-treatment upon their return, saying if they encountered any problems it was not Bangkok's fault.

Security is beefed up at the Turkish embassy in Bangkok on Thursday morning, after an angry mob stormed the Thai consulate in Istanbul overnight. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

Thailand on defensive as activists slam Uighur deportation

  • Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:10

Thailand is defending its deportation of more than 100 Uighur refugees to China, saying it followed proper, humanitarian procedures despite the condemnation of rights groups.

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

Thailand Forcibly Repatriating More Than 90 Uyghurs to China: Exile Group

  • Wed, 07/08/2015 - 19:01

They are among a group detained for more than a year after fleeing persecution at home.

The government has effectively defied a demand by China and has sent an unknown number of Uighur migrants from Xinjiang to Turkey as they requested. (Photo by Vichayant Boonchote)

Uighurs sent to Turkish haven

  • Wed, 07/08/2015 - 18:57

The government has transferred an unconfirmed number of ethnic Uighurs to Turkey for resettlement, a source revealed Tuesday.

Uighurs escaping persecution express gratitude to Turkey

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 19:08

The Uighurs who fled Chinese oppression Xinjang are finally breathing easy after reaching Turkey, which was eager to receive them. The newly arrived Uighurs, who suffered from ethnic and religious discrimination have been settled in Kayseri province

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

UN human rights chief says China’s new security law is too broad, too vague

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 19:05

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed deep concern about the human rights implications of a new Law on National Security adopted by China on 1 July.