Uyghur Related

China marks western Xinjiang as main terror threat

  • Tue, 09/06/2005 - 12:00

Separatists in China's far-flung, predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang are the main terror threat to the country, killing 160 people and wounding 440 over the past decade, officials were quoted on Tuesday as saying.

French Giant Invests in Sewage Treatment Plant in China

  • Tue, 09/06/2005 - 12:00

French-based Veolia Water Group recently signed an agreement with the Urumqi city government in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to invest in a local sewage treatment plant.

Activist Slams China's Anti-Muslims "Opportunistic Bid"

  • Tue, 09/06/2005 - 12:00

A human rights activist Tuesday, September 6, said that China's accusation to Muslims in the northwestern region of Xinjiang of being terrorists was an "opportunistic bid" to shift attention form its oppressive rule there.

Xinjiang Becomes Major Thick Oil Base In China

  • Thu, 09/01/2005 - 12:00

Xinjiang has acquired an annual thick oil production capacity of 3.2 million tons to become a major thick oil production and processing base in China.

Chinese Police Form Special Unit for Exile Uyghur Dissident's Family

  • Tue, 08/30/2005 - 12:00

Police in Urumqi, capital of China's Muslim-majority Uyghur region, have formed a special unit to deal with the relatives and business interests of exiled Uyghur dissident Rebiya Kadeer, according to one of Kadeer's sons and a local police officer.

Dissident rejects terror plot claims

  • Sun, 08/28/2005 - 12:00

A PROMINENT Muslim Uighur dissident has dismissed China's claim that she was plotting with "terrorist groups" to disrupt the anniversary of Beijing's takeover of the Xinjiang region.

Former American businessman lobbies for China's political prisoners

  • Sun, 08/28/2005 - 12:00

If China frees any political prisoners before its president's first official visit to the United States next week, chances are John Kamm will have played a role in this goodwill gesture.

Human rights concerns cloud Chinese leader's US visit

  • Sun, 08/28/2005 - 12:00

Chinese President Hu Jintao will be bombarded by charges and protests over alleged human rights abuses when he makes his first US visit since taking over the helm two years ago, rights groups said.

UN rights chief to visit China

  • Sat, 08/27/2005 - 12:00

The U.N.'s top human rights official on Monday starts her first trip to China, a country widely criticised for keeping a tight grip on the media, and for using harsh methods to control Tibet and its restive western region of Xinjiang.

Uighur detainees moved but not freed

  • Sat, 08/27/2005 - 12:00

Officials at the United States detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have moved five ethnic Uighurs into a less restrictive area of the prison while Washington tries to find a way to free the Chinese separatists in a third country.