RATHER than filling the void of the United States, China is trying to play a constructive role in Afghanistan to enhance domestic security.
After all, instability in Afghanistan fuels the ambitions, capabilities, and impacts of terrorist organisations in Xinjiang, the historic homeland of the Uighur ethnic group in western China.
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2017-05-24 03:05 | China, Correspondents, Insights | AsianCorrespondent
The Associated Press’ Matthew Brown reports on indications that public security authorities are laying groundwork for the mass collection of biometric data in the Xinjiang
2017-05-16 23:05 | Human Rights, Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
Chinese President Xi Jinping has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that the two should deepen counter-terrorism cooperation, amid Chinese concern about ethnic Uighurs from its Xinjiang region fighting with militants in the Middle East. Uighurs are a largely Muslim, Turkic-speaking minority from China’s western Xinjiang region. Hundreds, possibly thousands, keen to escape unrest in Xinjiang, have traveled clandestinely via Southeast Asia to Turkey, where many see themselves as sharing religious and cultural ties. Beijing says some Uighurs then end
2017-05-15 10:05 | News | AbrarOnline
Chinese President Xi Jinping has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that the two should deepen counter-terrorism cooperation, amid Chinese concern about ethnic Uighurs from its Xinjiang region fighting with militants in the Middle East. Uighurs are a largely Muslim, Turkic-speaking minority from China's western Xinjiang region. Hundreds, possibly thousands, keen to escape unrest in Xinjiang, have traveled clandestinely via Southeast Asia to Turkey, where many see themselves as sharing religious and cultural ties. Beijing says some
2017-05-14 08:05 | News | EgyptIndependent
At least nine people killed and more than 20 injured in 5.5-magnitude earthquake that hit China's Xinjiang region.
2017-05-11 06:05 | News | Aljazeera
Eight people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck in China's northwest Xinjiang region on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency said, with photographs online also showing damaged buildings.
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2017-05-11 04:05 | China, News, earthquake | AsianCorrespondent
The Chinese Communist Party has established a new bureau for Xinjiang within its United Front Work Department to streamline policy coordination and provide strategic regional
2017-05-06 23:05 | Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article, Level 4 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
In the latest of a series of recent regulations aimed at combatting “religious extremism” in Xinjiang, regional authorities have reportedly released a list of Islamic
2017-04-28 00:04 | Human Rights, Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
Chinese President Xi Jinping called recently for the creation of a “ great wall of iron ” in
2017-04-21 20:04 | Gary Sands, China, Xinjiang | EurAsiaNet
The South China Morning Post’s Nectar Gan cites state media to report that Xinjiang authorities have paid out over a million yuan ($160,000) to 16 police officers and two private
2017-04-18 00:04 | Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article, Level 4 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
Following the implementation of Xinjiang’s first region-wide law banning behavior that authorities see as marks of religious extremism—including the refusal to consume
2017-04-12 22:04 | Human Rights, Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
Police in China's northwest territory of Xinjiang are being penalized for not following orders to monitor the region's Muslim population.
2017-04-07 18:04 | News | UPI
Beijing says new rules are necessary to fight 'extremism' but rights groups have called similar restrictions repressive.
2017-04-01 06:04 | News | Aljazeera
Chinese authorities have imposed a ban on “abnormal” facial hair and veils in public places in the country's predominantly Muslim Xinjiang province, according to media reports.
2017-03-31 13:03 | News | IINA
Academic argues that bans targeting women will increase insecurity and lack of trust, making it harder to create social cohesion in the restive region.
2017-03-31 05:03 | News | TheAge
Lawmakers in Xinjiang this week passed the first region-wide legislation aiming to combat “religious extremism” in the violence-prone area, with a wide-ranging
2017-03-30 23:03 | Human Rights, Law, Level 2 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
CHINA will step up a campaign against religious extremism in the far western region of Xinjiang on Saturday by implementing a range of measures, including prohibiting "abnormal" beards, the wearing of veils in public places and the refusal to watch state television.
The post No veils, ‘abnormal’ beards: China sets rules fighting extremism in Xinjiang appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-03-30 04:03 | China, News, Politics | AsianCorrespondent
By Huan Xiang -Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on all ethnic groups in the far-west Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to boost ethnic unity, asking all the people living there [Read More]
2017-03-15 20:03 | Asia, china | Mareeg
Authorities in China's western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday offered leniency to "separatists, terrorists and religious extremists" who turn themselves in, the latest in a string of recent security measures in the violence-prone region. China says militants have stirred up tension in Xinjiang, where hundreds of people have been killed in recent years in unrest between mostly Muslim ethnic Uighurs and majority Han Chinese. Officials say they face a determined campaign by separatists who want to set up
2017-03-14 13:03 | News | EgyptIndependent
In 2014, Beijing launched a “people’s war on terror” in response to increasing incidents of violence in Xinjiang and elsewhere in China. The campaign,
2017-03-14 01:03 | Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article, Level 4 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
By Kabir Taneja On March 1, for the first time, the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) released a video showcasing militants from the Uyghur ethnic minority from China’s restive Xinjiang province in its ranks. The video...
2017-03-09 21:03 | 1, Analysis, China | EurasiaReview
VOWING to plant their flag in China and that blood will "flow in rivers", a video released this week purportedly by the Islamic State group shows ethnic Uighur fighters training in Iraq, underscoring what Beijing sees as a serious threat.
The post China: Fears of terrorism as Uighur IS fighters vow blood will ‘flow in rivers’ appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-03-03 05:03 | China, News, Politics | AsianCorrespondent
Vowing to plant their flag in China and that blood will "flow in rivers", a video released this week purportedly by the Islamic State group shows ethnic Uighur fighters training in Iraq, underscoring what Beijing sees as a serious threat. China is worried that Uighurs, a mostly Muslim people from western China's Xinjiang region, have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight for militant groups there, having traveled illegally via Southeast Asia and Turkey. Islamic State claimed responsibility
2017-03-02 11:03 | News | EgyptIndependent
SITE Intelligence Group says footage from Uighur fighters in western Iraq warns China of upcoming attacks.
2017-03-01 11:03 | News | Aljazeera
Following a deadly knife attack in Pishan county, Xinjiang on February 14 and amid an ongoing “people’s war on terrorism,” authorities last week announced
2017-03-01 02:03 | Human Rights, Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
Chinese authorities in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang have banned all Christian activities not linked to state-approved churches, launching a region-wide crackdown on unofficial worship in the name of “anti-terrorism” measures. Underground Catholic churches...
2017-02-28 03:02 | 1, Religion, World News | EurasiaReview
A deadly knife attack in Xinjiang’s Pishan county last week, in which eight people including the three assailants were killed, has brought a wave of tightened security measures
2017-02-22 23:02 | Law, Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
At the South China Morning Post, Teddy Ng reports on a fatal attack in Pishan county, Xinjiang on Tuesday, February 14. Eight were reportedly killed—including three, the alleged
2017-02-15 02:02 | Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article, Level 4 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
A Uighur commander known as Abu Omar al Turkistani was killed in a US drone strike in Syria on Jan. 1. According to a jihadi biography posted online, he had a lengthy career fighting alongside al Qaeda-linked forces. He purportedly participated in the Battle of Tora Bora in late 2001.
2017-02-14 16:02 | Feature Articles, Long War Journal, Afghanistan | LongWarJournal
An exiled advocate for China's ethnic Uighur minority said Monday that some of the group were fighting and dying in Syria -- including for ISIS -- though she claimed they had been duped into doing so
2017-02-13 17:02 | Middle East | DailyStar
Turkey has arrested two Chinese nationals of Uighur origin in connection with a mass shooting in a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's Eve claimed by ISIS, media reports said.
2017-01-14 10:01 | Middle East | DailyStar
FOR centuries, acts of terror have been employed to instill fear in the populace, however today the world is witnessing an unprecedented amount of attacks.
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2017-01-14 00:01 | China, Culture, Insights | AsianCorrespondent
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,
2017-01-11 00:01 | Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article, Level 4 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
The attacker who shot and killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's eve has been identified as an Uzbek extremist, AFP reported.
Since the attack, there has been confusion over the identity of the killer - who has still not been named publicly - with reports initially suggesting a Kyrgyz national and then an ethnic Uighur from western China.
2017-01-08 11:01 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Regional News | AlBawaba
Reuters’ Christian Shepherd reports that two CCP officials in Xinjiang have been placed under investigation for “serious disciplinary breaches” days after
2017-01-06 01:01 | China & the World, Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
The man who killed 39 people in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day is probably an ethnic Uighur and Turkish security services now know where he might be hiding, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said Thursday
2017-01-05 12:01 | Middle East | DailyStar
Stephen Feller XINJIANG, China, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Five people are dead -- four killed by Chinese police -- after a car bomb was detonated in a government compound in the west of China Thursday afternoon.
2016-12-29 09:12 | News | UPI
Five people have been killed in China's far-western Xinjiang region after attackers drove a vehicle into a government compound and set off a makeshift explosive device, in an incident the country's official state media have described as a" terrorist attack".
2016-12-29 01:12 | News | TheAge
By Giancarlo Elia Valori* As is well known to all serious scholars and experts of the Uyghur and Xinjiang issue, the tensions with the Chinese State began long before the Communist Revolution and increased and...
2016-12-25 03:12 | 1, Analysis, Social Issues | EurasiaReview
By Jyotishman Bhagawati* The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project connecting Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang province to Gwadar in the Baluchistan province of Pakistan has captured a lot of international attention in recent days. Considering the disastrous...
2016-12-20 16:12 | 1, Analysis, Business | EurasiaReview
A second and third generation of Uighurs far removed from their Chinese homeland find home in Jammu and Kashmir.
2016-12-18 07:12 | News | Aljazeera
By Giancarlo Elia Valori* Xinjiang is the leverage for China’s future strategic destabilization. In fact, while we can see a shift of the US strategic interest from the Middle East to East Asia, we must...
2016-12-05 05:12 | 1, Analysis, China | EurasiaReview
By Gulnaz Uyghur The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is China's largest provincial unit, accounting for one sixth of the Chinese territory. This region does not belong to the country as it was occupied in 1949. Uyghur Muslims are the ethnic population of this region and call this land, East Turkestan. Even after its occupation, the […]
2016-11-30 06:11 | #Current Affairs, #MainMenu-Current-Affairs, Anti-Muslim Bigotry | MuslimMatters
Order targets region with 10 million-strong Muslim Uighur minority, who frequently complain of religious discrimination.
2016-11-25 17:11 | News | Aljazeera
Chinese authorities order residents in the far-western region to turn in their passports amid accusations of rising radicalism among minority Uighurs.
2016-11-25 05:11 | News | TheAge
All shepherds and over 160,000 sheep were rescued on Monday noon after being trapped in blizzard for over 70 hours in the Jeminay County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
2016-11-15 08:11 | News | PressTV
By Jai Kumar Verma* The much touted $46 billion, 3,000-km-long China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) links Gwadar port in the troubled state of Balochistan to China’s restive autonomous region of Xinjiang. The project, which is...
2016-11-03 03:11 | 1, Analysis, Business | EurasiaReview
Over 300 Chinese officials have been sent to a part of China’s northwestern Xinjiang province to monitor mosques, reports RFA. State-run TV for Hotan (Hetian, in Chinese) prefecture announced that 352 Chinese cadres have been...
2016-10-25 15:10 | 1, Religion, China | EurasiaReview
Responding to an increase in violent incidents in Xinjiang and elsewhere in China, authorities launched a nationwide crackdown on terrorism in May of 2014. The campaign, which
2016-10-22 00:10 | CDT Highlights, Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
The Chinese government is calling on people to report their neighbors, friends, and relatives for “luring minors into religious activities” in a province home to the country’s largest Muslim population.
2016-10-18 12:10 | News | IINA