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The Uighurs are said to have attempted to leave China via Shanghai's Pudong airport

China 'breaks Turkish-Uighur passport plot'

  • Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:46

China arrested nine Muslim Uighurs and 10 Turkish nationals in November over a fake passport plot, state media report.

China arrests 10 Turks who may have helped terror suspects: Global Times

  • Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:43

Police in Shanghai have arrested 10 Turkish nationals suspected of supplying fake passports to ethnic Uighurs from China's far-western region of Xinjiang who were described as terror suspects by state media.

The colourful propaganda of Xinjiang

  • Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:55

China is in the midst of a crackdown on what it describes as "terrorism driven by religious extremism". The campaign is focused on the western province of Xinjiang, home to China's Uighur ethnic minority who are predominantly Muslim.

Armed Chinese police patrol a street in Urumqi, the capital of China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang. (Photo: AFP/Files)

ID required to buy New Year fireworks in China's Xinjiang

  • Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:46

"The move is meant... to prevent terrorists from obtaining raw materials to make explosive devices," said Li Jianghui, an official with the region's work safety department quoted by state media.

Authorities in capital of China's Xinjiang province ban burqas

  • Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:43

Authorities in Urumqi, capital of the far-west Chinese province of Xinjiang, issued a new law Wednesday banning the wearing of burqas in public.

Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

Six Dead in Police Shooting in China's Restive Xinjiang

  • Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:15

An exile Uyghur group casts doubt on official media reports of attempted suicide bombers.

Xinjiang unrest: Police shoot six dead

  • Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:12

Police in China's Xinjiang province have shot dead six people who they say were trying to detonate a bomb, local media report.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) holds talks with his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambaev in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 11, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)

Kyrgyzstan Sends Three Who Crossed Border Back To China

  • Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:09

Kyrgyz authorities have returned three Chinese citizens to Chinese authorities after detaining them last week for crossing the border illegally.

Huge interest ... Chinese Communist Party leader of Xinjiang, Zhang Chunxian, is met by a media scrum after he defended the government's hard-line policies in the country's far west.

China punishes 17 officials over Xinjiang violence

  • Fri, 01/09/2015 - 20:03

China has punished 17 officials for lapses in connection with explosions and riots in the Xinjiang region in September, state media said, as the regional Communist Party boss said the fight against "terrorism" was getting "more intense".

U.S. Calls On China To Stop Targeting Uyghur Journalist's Family

  • Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:50

The U.S. State Department says it is concerned that three brothers of a Washington-based ethnic Uyghur journalist have been imprisoned because of his work.

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