China Crisis - Special Reports

Chinese President stresses importance of ethnic unity in Xinjiang

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

Chinese territory offers leniency for 'terrorists' who turn themselves in

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

Party Ramps Up Rhetoric Amid War on Terror

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

Decoding China’s New Threat From Islamic State – Analysis

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

China: Fears of terrorism as Uighur IS fighters vow blood will ‘flow in rivers’

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

Uighur IS fighters vow blood will 'flow in rivers' in China

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

ISIL video threatens China with 'rivers of bloodshed'

SITE Intelligence Group says footage from Uighur fighters in western Iraq warns China of upcoming attacks.
2017-03-01 11:03 | News | Aljazeera

Military Rallies in Xinjiang Ahead of Top Party Meetings

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

China: Crackdown On Xinjiang Christians

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

Xinjiang Attack Spurs GPS Car Tracking, Military Rallies

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

Eight Reported Dead After Attack in Pishan, Xinjiang

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

Uighur jihadist fought in Afghanistan, killed in Syria

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

Some Uighurs fighting in Syria: exiled leader

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 arrests two Uighurs over nightclub attack

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

China’s ‘War on Terror’ is fracturing Uighur society

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. The post China’s ‘War on Terror’ is fracturing Uighur society appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-01-14 00:01 | China, Culture, Insights | AsianCorrespondent

Police Shoot Dead Three Terror Suspects in Xinjiang

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

Istanbul nightclub shooter identified as Uzbek extremist

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

Xinjiang Party Officials Probed After Karakax Attack

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

Turkey says Istanbul nightclub attacker probably Uighur

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

Car bomb kills four at Communist Party compound in China

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

Xinjiang attack: vehicle rams into government compound killing several

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

Essential Data To Analyze Uyghur Issue – Analysis

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

CPEC: Will It Be A Game-Changer For Pakistan Or A Nightmare? – Analysis

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

For Uighur exiles, Kashmir is heaven

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

Additional Considerations Regarding The Uyghur Issue – Analysis

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

15 things You Need To Know About China’s Torture of Uyghur Muslims

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

China: Xinjiang residents told to turn in passports

Order targets region with 10 million-strong Muslim Uighur minority, who frequently complain of religious discrimination.
2016-11-25 17:11 | News | Aljazeera

China orders Xinjiang residents to turn in passports in bid to block overseas travel

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

Chinese shepherds with their sheep rescued from blizzard

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

China-Pakistan Corridor Against India’s Strategic Interests – Analysis

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

China: Officials Monitor Mosques In Southern Xinjiang

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

Netizen Voices: Xinjiang Passport Recall

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

China bans parents from luring children into religion in Muslim province of Xinjiang

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

China Tells Citizens to Inform on Parents Who ‘Lure’ Kids Into Religion

New rules on education target China’s minority Muslim Uighur community at a time of rising unrest in Xinjiang.
2016-10-12 17:10 | Passport, China | ForeignPolicy

China Tells Citizens to Inform on Parents Who ‘Lure’ Kids Into Religion

New rules on education target China’s minority Muslim Uighur community at a time of rising unrest in Xinjiang.
2016-10-12 17:10 | Passport, China | ForeignPolicy

China targets parents with religion rules in Xinjiang

Government denies committing abuses and says legal rights of Uighur people are protected as new laws are announced.
2016-10-12 05:10 | News | AljazeeraVideo

Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria shows more ‘little jihadists’

The Turkistan Islamic Party, a Uighur jihadist group connected to al Qaeda, continues its long tradition of showing children trained for jihad.
2016-09-29 06:09 | Long War Journal, Syria, tip | LongWarJournal

Xinjiang Islamic institute seeks expansion to accommodate more students

The Islamic Institute in Urumqi, which is the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China, is seeking expansion so as to increase its number of Islamic theology students
2016-09-27 13:09 | News | IINA

Uighur group ordered China embassy bombing

Kyrgyzstan state security says Nusra Front financed the suicide attack in August
2016-09-07 04:09 | News | FT

Pakistan to Help China Boost Its Influence in Middle East via Economic Corridor

China and Pakistan agreed to accelerate the building of the economic corridor from Xinjiang to Gwadar, Chinese state media reported. Accelerated construction fits in a China's strategy on strengthening its influence in the Indian Ocean and the Middle East, Russian experts told Sputnik.
2016-08-25 15:08 | Asia & Pacific | SputnikNews

Pilgrim cycles from China to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj

A Chinese Muslim has cycled 8,150 kilometers for two months from his home in the city of Xinjiang to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, Gulf News reported.
2016-08-23 20:08 | News | IINA

Bangkok blast trial begins with many suspects at large

Two members of China's Uighur minority appear in military court over last year's blast that killed 20 people in Bangkok.
2016-08-23 08:08 | News | AljazeeraVideo

Ramadan Restrictions in Xinjiang

As has been the case over the last few years, the government in Xinjiang Autonomous region has put restrictions on the local Uighur with respect to the observance of Ramadan. […]
2016-06-25 00:06 | Chinese Muslims, Uighur, china | IslamInChina

Muslim Theme Park in China?

It is usually the condition of Muslims from Xinjiang that gets reported in the media in the West and that is also how the news of Muslims in China reaches […]
2016-05-20 04:05 | Chinese Muslims | IslamInChina

China expels French journalist over reports questioning treatment of Uighurs

China is expelling a French journalist who questioned its treatment of its Muslim Uighur minority in the north-western region of Xinjiang, her employer, the weekly l'Obs news magazine, has said. Ursula Gauthier, the magazine's Beijing correspondent, needs to leave China by 31 December after
2015-12-26 19:12 | {domain:, $t:News} | slashnews

The right to fast: Why is China barring Xinjiang Muslims fasting during Ramadan

Uighur Muslims in China's northwest province of Xinjiang face severe abuses in practicing their religion, including prohibition from the required fast during the holy month of Ramadan, according to religious rights watchdogs and news reports. The Chinese Communist Party has been ordering Muslims in
2013-07-25 11:07 | {domain:, $t:Religion} | slashnews

Who are the Uyghur?

The oppression of the Uyghur in China's Xinjiang province has been getting a surprising amount of media coverage, though, unlike the turmoil following the Iran elections, not much information from the Uyghur themselves. As a result, most people - Muslims worldwide included - have, upon hearing about
2011-03-08 11:03 | {domain:, $t:Society} | slashnews