Since 2014, as part of a nationwide crackdown on terrorism, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has seen a host of new restrictions over many facets of everyday life–from
2017-10-11 05:10 | Human Rights, Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
The U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China issued its annual report on Thursday, covering human rights, rule of law, and developments in Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong,
2017-10-07 03:10 | China & the World, Human Rights, Level 2 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
Xinjiang is the frontline of a nationwide crackdown on terrorism that began in 2014 in response to rising incidents of violence in the region and elsewhere in China. The anti-terror
2017-09-29 01:09 | Human Rights, Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
Authorities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region have ordered Muslim families to hand in religious items including prayer mats and Korans,
2017-09-29 01:09 | 1, Religion, China | EurasiaReview
China's Muslim-minority Uighurs often face persecution and suspicion. But their popularity has grown in recent years as models. "Not to brag, but we are very good-looking," says one Uighur model.
2017-09-27 14:09 | News | NPR
Following riots and attacks in past years, residents of Urumqi, the capital of the western region, now live and work under intense surveillance, and are subject to detention after traveling abroad.
2017-09-26 08:09 | News | NPR
The Uyghurs (pronounced wee-gers) are a predominantly-Muslim ethnic minority based in Xinjiang region of China. Not only does Xinjiang have the highest concentration of Muslims in the Republic, but Uyghurs are the second-largest predominantly-Muslim ethnic group in China. Throughout the years, these people have faced immense discrimination and cultural suppression by the State. Recently, when millions More
2017-09-20 08:09 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch
Chinese internet users bombarded government social media accounts Wednesday with thousands of anti-Islamic messages in response to unverified videos showing rioting involving Muslims. Online attacks on Chinese Muslim minorities have surged in recent years, with commenters directing angry screeds at both the Hui and the Uighur minority groups in the country’s north and far west. The alleged row that triggered the latest flood of invective took place in the city of Tangshan in northern China’s Hebei province on Monday. According
2017-09-07 14:09 | News | AbrarOnline
Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region are thought to be detaining ethnic minority Kazakhs for wearing “Islamic” clothing and praying, a
2017-09-05 01:09 | 1, Religion, China | EurasiaReview
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Canadian journalist Nathan VanderKlippe, The Globe and Mail’s Beijing-based Asia correspondent, was detained in Elishku Township, Xinjiang on August 23 for over three
2017-08-24 22:08 | Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article, Level 4 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region have banned China’s Muslims from using their language in schools. Last month, the Hotan government in north western China prohibited the use of the Uighur language from being used in schools including pre-school. The new move comes after strict restrictions on Muslims in the region including a ban on fasting during Ramadan. The move was announced in a notice on the website of Xinjiang’s Hotan region. It said that the use of the Uyghur language was
2017-08-04 14:08 | News | AbrarOnline
Authorities in China's Xinjiang region have banned China's Muslims from using their language in schools.
2017-08-03 13:08 | News | IINA
At Global Voices, Oiwan Lam reports that residents in a district of Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, are being required to install the Jingwang (净网,
2017-07-20 23:07 | Information Revolution, Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
Authorities in Xinjiang have stepped up their efforts to suppress the Islamic identity of the region’s ethnic Uyghurs following the appointment of Chen Quanguo to the position
2017-07-15 01:07 | Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article, Level 4 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
Scores of Uighurs forced to flee in Cairo and Alexandria after police sweep on Beijing's request, rights groups say.
2017-07-07 12:07 | News | Aljazeera
Chinese students from the Uighur ethnic minority have been detained in Egypt in a broad police sweep that has shaken the country's sizeable Uighur student and expatriate community, activists said Thursday
2017-07-06 15:07 | Middle East | DailyStar
By Gulnaz Uighur My name is Gulnaz and I am a Uyghur Muslim. My place of birth is East Turkestan but the world knows it as ‘Xinjiang’ because China says so. When I was a child, entering my teenage years as an eleven year old, my family fled Xinjiang and at that time I had […]
2017-06-27 06:06 | #Current Affairs, #MainMenu-Current-Affairs, Anti-Muslim Bigotry | MuslimMatters
Tom Phillips at The Guardian reports that Xinjiang is experiencing an unprecedented security surge following the appointment of Chen Quanguo as the Party Secretary of the Uyghur
2017-06-24 05:06 | Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article, Level 4 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have detained around 10 ethnic minority Kazakhs for “having close ties” with
2017-06-20 16:06 | 1, Social Issues, China | EurasiaReview
Weeks into Ramadan, authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have handed down punishments to at least 100 ethnic minority
2017-06-17 04:06 | 1, Religion, China | EurasiaReview
Who knew that a Mao-era Chinese agricultural conglomerate dominates the African tomato market and supplies global food companies? A hundred workers were picking tomatoes in a field near Wusu, a town in northern Xinjiang province, China, half way between the provincial capital, Ürümqi, and the border with Kazakhstan. Most were migrants from Sichuan province, with a few Uyghurs. A teenage girl raised her cleaver above her head and cut off a leafy stem loaded with ripe fruit. Another worker (...)
2017-06-01 15:06 | News | MondeDiplo
Authorities in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region are confiscating all Qurans published more than five years ago due to “extremist content,”
2017-05-30 03:05 | 1, Religion, China | EurasiaReview
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.
The post China pushing for stability in Afghanistan to meet its own ends appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
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.
The post China: Xinjiang hit by 5.5 magnitude earthquake killing 8 appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
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
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