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Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state

Oct 09, 2019 - 2:55 PM

China is destroying burial grounds where generations of Uighur families have been laid to rest, leaving behind human bones and broken tombs in the process

STANDARDIZED GRAVES. This photo taken on September 14, 2019 shows a new cemetery built on the outskirts of Aksu, Xinjiang where bodies from a destroyed Uighur graveyard were moved.  Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

U.S. blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang

Oct 08, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announces the move, saying the United States 'cannot and will not tolerate the brutal suppression of ethnic minorities within China'

SANCTION.  File photo of US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Decoding China’s claims about Uyghur identity

Aug 13, 2019 - 6:55 PM

A new government white paper says Islam was introduced to Uyghur culture by force. Scholars and activists say the claims mark an attempt to rewrite history.

FAMILY? A propaganda mural in Turpan, Xinjiang, taken in 2017. The slogan, written in Chinese and Uyghur, reads 'All ethnic groups are family.' © Coda Story

Wrecked mosques, police watch: A tense Ramadan in Xinjiang

Jun 09, 2019 - 12:52 AM

While Muslims around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan with prayers and festivities this week, the recent destruction of dozens of mosques in Xinjiang highlights the increasing pressure Uighurs and other ethnic minorities face

TIGHT WATCH. This photo taken on June 4, 2019 shows the Chinese flag flying over the Juma mosque in the restored old city area of Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

China denies internment of 1 million Uighurs

Aug 13, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Chinese authorities have long denied the existence of such camps despite mounting evidence from both official documents and testimonies from those who have been held in them

PROTEST. Ethnic Uighurs take part in a protest march asking for the European Union to call upon China to respect human rights in the Chinese Xinjiang region and asking for the closure of "re-education center" where some Uighurs are detained, during a demonstration around the EU institutions in Brussels on April 27, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

28 'terrorist group members' shot dead in China's Xinjiang – authorities

Nov 20, 2015 - 1:29 PM

The killings take place over the course of a 56 day manhunt following a deadly attack on a colliery in September

At least 3 dead as 6.4 magnitude quake hits China's Xinjiang

Jul 03, 2015 - 12:56 PM

The quake is 20 kilometers deep according to USGS which initially gives the magnitude as 6 1 A series of aftershocks follows with the strongest measuring 4 8 it says

Malaysia urged not to deport Uighur migrants

Oct 05, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Malaysia is not a signatory to the UN s refugee treaty but it is bound by international principles against deporting persons to places where they may face persecution

Blasts in China's Xinjiang kill two, injure 'many' – govt

Sep 22, 2014 - 1:14 PM

The blasts struck at least 3 locations in Luntai County in the region s south on Sunday including a shopping area the Xinjiang government s Tianshan web portal notes

Imam of China's biggest mosque killed in Xinjiang

Jul 31, 2014 - 11:52 PM

Xinjiang is home to China s mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority leading some people to believe the murder was planned

A general view of the Id Kah Mosque at dawn, with Chinese paramilitary police officers patroling the perimeter in Kashgar, western edge of China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

China says 13 attackers killed in Xinjiang assault

Jun 21, 2014 - 2:44 PM

The attackers reportedly drove into a police building and set off an explosion

Over 200 held in China terror video crackdown: report

May 12, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Xinjiang s regional government announced a ban in late March on downloading saving or spreading terror related videos online

China's Xi vows 'decisive actions' after Xinjiang attack

May 01, 2014 - 1:17 PM

UPDATED China s president Xi Jinping calls for a crackdown following a stabbing incident and explosion at a railway station in Xinjiang

XINJIANG ATTACK. Security personnel inspect the explosion site outside Urumqi South Railway Station in Urumqi in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 30 April 2014. An He/EPA

Eight 'attackers' shot dead at Xinjiang police station: authorities

Dec 30, 2013 - 12:43 PM

Eght attackers assaulting a police station were reportedly killed by police in China s Xinjiang region

THWARTED. Eight 'attackers' attempting an assault at a police station were shot dead by Xinjiang police, authorities said.