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Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Authorities Move to Protect Han Chinese Following Deadly Xinjiang Attack

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:35

Residents say discriminatory policies provoked the incident.

Ramadan fasting ban in China draws criticism

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:29

A Chinese province’s ban on the observance of the Ramadan fast among Muslim university students ignores the importance that religion can have for its followers, an American Muslim religious freedom advocate said.

Saleh S. Al-Wohaibi, chief of the Riyadh-based World Assembly of Muslim Youth. (SPA)

Attacks on Muslims in Asian states denounced

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:25

The attack on Muslims in Sri Lanka, China and Myanmar by extremist Buddhists and religious fanatics backed by governments is a matter of “serious concern” for the Muslim world and international community, said Saleh S. Al-Wohaibi.

Tsering Woeser in Inner Mongolia last month.Credit Tsering Woeser, via Associated Press

Tibetan Activist on Her Latest House Arrest

  • Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:01

Tsering Woeser, a Tibetan writer who often criticizes policies of the Chinese Communist Party, said she was surprised when she heard a United States Embassy official offering her a dinner invitation over her cellphone, since she knew her phone conversations were constantly being monitored by Chinese security officers.

Niujie Mosque, Beijing, during the holy month of Ramadan.

Pride and Prejudice - Young, Uighur and in Beijing

  • Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:05

With the academic year drawing to a close, 21-year-old Aliya Abdikiram, a second-year student at the Communication University of China [CUC], is again trying to persuade her parents to allow her to stay in Beijing during the summer to work as an intern.

"Terrorism is the enemy of all mankind"

China: Posters warn of bearded terrorists

  • Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:00

Posters have appeared in a southern Chinese city warning citizens against helping bearded terrorists, it appears.

Wang Qishan, secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Anti-graft inspectors uncover 858 cases of 'austerity violations' in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:35

A total of 858 violations of Communist Party austerity measures were uncovered in Xinjiang during the first half of the year, with 87 per cent of the cases found in the second quarter, the region's anti-graft watchdog has said.

Kashgar Normal College distributes bottles of water and free food to Muslim students in an apparent bid to discourage them from fasting during Ramadan, July 8, 2014.

China Criticized for Banning Ramadan Fast

  • Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:35

As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan, Uighur Muslims in China face far-reaching restrictions on their religious practices.

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Six Han Chinese Farmers Stabbed to Death in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:22

Police kill one Uyghur suspect and detain three others in the latest violence in the restive region.

Chinese security forces in Urumqi, Xinjiang, after an explosion at a railway station in April 2014. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Chinese police seize matchboxes in Xinjiang security crackdown

  • Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:19

Authorities in region accused of increasing tensions with Uighur Muslim population by imposing restrictions during Ramadan

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