Jiang Zhaoyong, a Beijing-based ethnic affairs expert, says in one way or another the 300-odd officials have threatened the safety of the Communist Party. Photo: AP

Hundreds of Xinjiang officials probed over their loyalty

  • Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:54

The authorities in Xinjiang investigated 355 Communist Party cadres for breaches of party political discipline last year, a six-fold increase over 2013, in a greater attempt to root out disloyal members.

 Uighur protesters burn a Chinese flag in Istanbul, where some members of the mostly Muslim ethnic group have settled after fleeing their homeland in China. Photo: Associated Press

As Muslim Uighurs Flee, China Sees Jihad Risk

  • Sat, 01/31/2015 - 13:40

As Homeland Grows Violent, Some Uighurs Seek Haven in Turkey

A crowd of mainly Uyghurs shopping at a bazaar in Hotan, Nov. 6, 2013.

Five Dead After Security Checkpoint Clash in Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture

  • Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:57

Two Uyghur youth were shot dead and one captured after the fatal stabbing of three security officials.

Ablimit Qari Hajim (R) sits with other Kelpin county residents before his arrest in an undated photo.

Villagers Appeal for Release of Jailed, Elderly Uyghur Religious Scholar

  • Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:54

Residents of Aksu prefecture say an 85-year-old imam jailed on charges of illegal religious teaching activities and murder is in poor health.

China to curb phone, computer purchases in restive Xinjiang

  • Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:51

Anyone buying a mobile phone or a computer in the restive far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang will have to register their personal details with police, state media reported, in the latest sign of tightening government restrictions.

Ilham Tohti

China: Political Repression at a High Mark

  • Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:33

2014 Sees Crackdown on Critics, Party Rivals

Pu Zhiqiang.Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press

Comments Used in Case Against Pu Zhiqiang Spread Online

  • Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:28

Calamity comes through the mouth, warns a Chinese saying. And for Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, calamity has come in 28 passionate, scathing remarks that the police say he made on the Internet.

Photo credit: Hong Kong Press Photographers

CHINA’S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control

  • Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:20

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINA’S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.

2015 Update: The Xinjiang Archives Project

  • Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:14

Initiated in 2011, the Xinjiang Archives Project (新疆文库) aims to publish 1,000 volumes by 2020. According to a January 2015 report that ran in 《了望》magazine (文化格局), 26 volumes have been published.

  Uighur children play at the entrance of a residential compound in Shanghai, March 28, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Aly Song/Files

China official calls for reduced birth rates in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:36

An official from China's restive far-western Xinjiang called for strict measures to prevent early marriages and high birth rates in southern parts of the region, state media said on Friday, a move likely to raise concerns among ethnic Uighurs.