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

Fresh Blasts in China's Xinjiang Kill at Least Two, Injure 'Dozens'

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:31

The explosions come amid tight security ahead of the National Day holiday and a major Muslim festival.

 July 30, 2014 A Uighur woman wearing a gown for the Eid holiday leaves her house. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China's war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:18

The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in China’s Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns and villages of southern Xinjiang, it was a time of fear, repression, and violence.

Armed police in Xinjiang, keeping watch at Urumqi tourist attraction International Grand Bazaar, will be conducting all-day patrols to make sure nothing goes wrong during the anniversary of the July 5, 2009 riots. -- PHOTO: CNS

China wrong on Xinjiang

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:13

China has embarked on a dangerous and self-defeating mission in troubled Xinjiang province and should reverse course as quickly as it can.

'Deadly blasts' in China's restive Xinjiang region

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:07

Two people have been killed and others hurt in a series of blasts in China's Xinjiang region, Chinese media say.

Uighurs in old Kashgar, Xinjiang. Rights groups say cultural and religious oppression of Uighurs has fuelled resentment. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China’s Xinjiang region hit by series of explosions

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:01

At least two people killed and many injured in blasts in at least three locations in ethnically divided area of China’s far west

Deadly blasts rock Xinjiang

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:57

An explosion hit a shopping area in Luntai county, and two more blasts were reported in nearby towns

Why are Uyghurs so Good at English?

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:53

Ever since Kasim Abdurehim, the founder of the private English school Atlan, took third place in the national English speaking contest in 2004, Uyghurs have found their way into the final rounds of almost every major English speaking competition in the nation.

Opponents of Scotland's secession bid celebrated in Glasgow on Friday.Credit Andy Buchanan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Chinese React to Scotland’s Display of Self-Determination

  • Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:28

Now that Scottish voters have rejected independence at the ballot box, China’s senior leadership is undoubtedly breathing a sigh of relief.

  Policemen in riot gear guard a checkpoint on a road near a courthouse where ethnic Uighur academic Ilham Tohti's trial is taking place in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region September 17, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Stringer

China separatism trial of Muslim scholar ends, verdict next week: lawyer

  • Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:26

China's trial of a Uighur scholar on separatism charges completed its two days of evidence on Thursday, and his lawyer said a verdict in a case that has drawn international criticism would come next week.

Guzelnur (R), wife of Ilham Tohti, takes a rest as lawyer Li Fangping (L) chats with one of Tohti's three brothers outside the Urumqi Intermediate People's Court prior to the scholar's trial resumption after a lunch break, Sept. 17, 2014.

Trial of Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Ends, Verdict To Come 'Soon'

  • Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:31

'It is not a crime to express one's views, nor to carry out research,' Tohti tells the court.