January 2017

A man with a bicycle walks past a building covered in posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, China, on March 26, 2016.

China: Deepening Assault on Human Rights

  • Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:45

Grip Tightens on Internet, Rights Activism, Hong Kong

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a session of the Communist Party of China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in Beijing, Jan. 6, 2017.

Rights Group Condemns Chinese Leadership, Global Strongmen in Annual Report

  • Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:43

Human Rights Watch says President Xi Jinping ‘has embarked on the most intense crackdown since the Tiananmen era.’

Pedestrians walk past anti-terror propaganda posters pasted along the streets of Urumqi, farwest China's Xinjiang region on September 16, 2014. Ilham Tohti, a former university professor from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority is facing a life sentence for separatism, as critics warn the prosecution will worsen in violence-wracked Xinjiang.  GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images

Xinjiang town orders residents to engrave names and ID numbers on to all knives, including kitchen tools

  • Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:39

A town in the restive region of Xinjiang has ordered that citizens engrave their ID numbers on all knives.

Repression of the Uighurs in China: Religious or Political Issue?

  • Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30

The Chinese authorities launched a strong campaign against terrorism, with several restrictions to discriminate Muslims. The reason that led China to suppress much of the Uyghurs' freedom is not an aversion to Islam. Instead, its phobia is towards the threat of a loss of authority over its territory.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi holds a meeting with Interpol president Meng Hongwei (left) in Beijing.  BERNAMA pix.

28 militants deported to China since 2013, thanks to intel-sharing effort: Zahid

  • Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:22

Malaysian police have arrested and deported 28 militants back to China since 2013.

World Report 2017: China

  • Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:18

Authorities made no moves in 2016 to lift restrictions on fundamental human rights and end pervasive ethnic and religious discrimination in Xinjiang, home to 10 million predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and an increasing number of Han Chinese migrants. 

Rectifying Islam: Oppression of the Uighurs

  • Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:12

Analyzing and critiquing media coverage of education in conflict and post-conflict regions and challenging the "conflict" discourse.

Police Shoot Dead Three Terror Suspects in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:35

At the South China Morning Post, Violet Law reports that police on Sunday shot and killed three people suspected to have been involved in a terror attack two years ago in Pishan, Hotan, a region that has experienced many attacks in recent years.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 6, 2017. [Photo: Xinhua]

Kyrgyz President Visits China, Stays for a Vacation

  • Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:31

The short working visit produced the predictable statements on Bishkek’s commitment to fight the “three evils.”

FILE - In this March 8, 2016 file photo, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Chairman Shohrat Zakir speaks during the Xinjiang delegation group’s meeting on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Bejing, China. China is tightening border controls in its northwestern Xinjiang region amid rising terrorism threats, the regional governor was quoted as saying on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Mark Schiefelbein, File/Associated Press)

China’s Xinjiang tightening border amid terrorist threats

  • Tue, 01/10/2017 - 18:49

China is tightening border controls in its northwestern Xinjiang region amid rising terrorism threats, the regional governor was quoted as saying on Tuesday.