Workers in Kazakhstan complete a section of a pan-Central Asian gas pipeline designed to address China's growing energy needs. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

Central Asia supplies close to half of Chinese gas imports in 2013

  • Wed, 06/18/2014 - 21:20

Central Asia is now supplying nearly half of China's needs for imported gas, with the majority sourced from Turkmenistan, according to a new report from BP. However, Beijing continues pushing to raise its imports from the region.

Jewher Ilham, Tohti's daughter, gave a testimony on her father's arrest to US lawmakers in April

Human rights cases to raise with Beijing

  • Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:09

If human rights really are still up for discussion, as No 10 appears to insist, one case that David Cameron might want to consider raising when he sits down with Li Keqiang is that of Ilham Tohti.

A view of a stretch of the new high-speed rail line. Photo: Xinhua

Pouring money into Xinjiang infrastructure won't solve problems, experts warn

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 23:40

Xinjiang began testing the region's first high-speed railway this month - a project officials hope will deepen business and cultural links with neighbouring areas.

lham Tohti, economics professor and webmaster of a popular Uyghur website, was arrested in late 2013 for advocating "splittism". Draconian restrictions on internet usage restrain Uyghur users in Xinjiang Province to a virtual cage, says a human rights group. (Frederic J.Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Uhygurs ‘Caged’ by Internet Restrictions, Charges Report

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:24

Uyghurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people based in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Province, suffer internet restrictions imposed by the Chinese Communist regime (CCP) that amount to a virtual cage, says a new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP).

China executes 13 for Xinjiang attacks

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:20

Human rights group says it is concerned about lack of due process in the trial of those executed.

Concerns rise over China's detention of Uighur scholar

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 00:00

Concerns about the prolonged detention in China of prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti are rising amid a crackdown by Beijing on Islamist separatists it says are seeking to establish an independent state in the far west.

Multiple Xinjiang executions no answer to violence: Experts

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 00:00

When China put 13 people to death in one day for terrorism offences in mainly Muslim Xinjiang, it raised the spectre of the mass executions of years past.

PEN Raises the Alarm: Reports of Secret Trial and Conviction in Tohti Case

  • Tue, 06/17/2014 - 00:00

Leading Literary and Human Rights Group Maintains Uyghur Writer’s Innocence

Ilham Tohti has criticised the Chinese government but he has never called for independence for the region of Xinjiang. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty

Concerns in China over alleged secret trial of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti

  • Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:10

Lawyer representing academic cites unconfirmed reports of 'heavy' sentencing after arrest and charges related to separatism