Policemen with riot gear stand guard behind a barricade near the site of an explosives attack in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014.

China: Credibly Investigate Xinjiang Blast

  • Fri, 09/23/2016 - 16:11

Suspects at Risk of Ill-Treatment

Journalists have faced a number of new obstacles since Xi Jinping, on screen above, came to power in China four years ago. Credit Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse

Foreign Reporters in China Face More Restrictions Now, Report Says

  • Thu, 09/22/2016 - 20:38

China has tightened restrictions on foreign journalists since Xi Jinping became the country’s leader four years ago, complicating efforts to parse Beijing’s thinking at a time when its slowing economy and growing global ambitions are making it increasingly important to the world.


  • Thu, 09/22/2016 - 20:35

Darkened Screen: Constraints on Foreign Journalists in China details how the Chinese government is slowly suffocating the foreign press.

A Uighur man drove his donkey and cart past a well that draws water from an underground karez in Turpan, China. Credit The New York Times

In a Parched Corner of Xinjiang, Ancient Water Tunnels Are Running Dry

  • Wed, 09/21/2016 - 18:03

It is an improbable journey that begins on the highest peaks of the Tianshan Mountains, where glacial snowmelt descends across one of the world’s most arid landscapes to reach the lush oasis communities of this ancient Silk Road outpost.

Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

Ten Uighur detainees break out of jail, re-captured

  • Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:48

Ten Uighur men escaped from a detention centre of Nong Khai provincial immigration office on early Tuesday morning but were re-captured in the afternoon. 

Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Authorities Detain 17 in Connection with Deadly Sept. 10 Blast in Xinjiang's Hotan

  • Mon, 09/19/2016 - 20:54

Fate of injured policemen, suspects unclear amid news blackout and reports of more than 10 killed or injured.

Dalai Lama: There is no “Muslim Terrorist” or “Buddhist Terrorist”

  • Mon, 09/19/2016 - 17:15

Addressing the European Parliament last week, the Dalai Lama said: “Buddhist terrorist, Muslim terrorist. That wording is wrong.”

Ilham Tohti is shown in an undated photo.

Ilham Tohti’s Nomination for Sakharov Prize Welcomed by Laureate and Scholars

  • Mon, 09/19/2016 - 16:48

Ilham Tohti (伊力哈木), a Uighur scholar known for his incisive writings on China’s policies in Xinjiang, was named by the European Parliament to be one of the five nominees for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on September 15.

Map showing Hotan’s Guma county.

Bomb Blast Kills County Police Chief in Xinjiang's Hotan

  • Sun, 09/18/2016 - 18:28

Three more police are believed dead after blast in the basement of a house they were searching in Guma County.

Armed Chinese paramilitary policemen stand guard on a road in Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 2, 2015.

Police on the Lookout for Three Uyghurs

  • Fri, 09/16/2016 - 18:32

China accuses the trio of being members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement.