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Matt Sheehan

Celebrating Chinese New Year's in China's Uyghur Region

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

URUMQI, China -- Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang Province, is a city that operates on two clocks. Trains, planes and business hours tend to ...

Matt Sheehan

39 Hours Inside The Biggest Human Migration On Earth

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

Looking across this sea of anxious faces, it’s easy to forget this is a holiday. Knotted brows frame weary eyes in a crowd as deep as a football fie...

Plane Hijacking Foiled

AP | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

BEIJING — Passengers and crew foiled a hijacking attempt by six people on a plane in China's far-western Xinjiang region Friday, a regional airl...

Will the Chinese Courts Allow Another Mentally Ill Individual Be Executed?

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

The true test of a society's criminal justice system is how well it protects society's most vulnerable.

China Jitters

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The Middle Kingdom has taken its place among the world's most important economies, and China is jittery.

10,000 Protest Needle Stabbings In China

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

URUMQI, China — Security forces patrolled the street corners of Urumqi while residents voiced anger Friday, a day after thousands marched to pro...

China: Uighur Riots Suspects To Be Tried

nytimes.com | ANDREW JACOBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING China will begin trials in the next few weeks for suspects it accuses of playing a role in the deadly riots that shook the capital of Xinjiang...

If Only the Uyghurs had Twitter

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It's not that Americans don't care about Uyghurs. They just don't hear about the systematic slaughter of the Uyghur people by the Chinese government.

China Riots: Violence Followed By Beauty Contest

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the wake of the recent fatal riots in Urumqi, China, an international beauty contest will open in the city this weekend, reports Xinhua. Forty gir...

Xinjiang Mosques Reopen For Friday Prayers

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

URUMQI, China (AP) - Mosques opened for worshippers in Urumqi on Friday, but shops nearby were forced to shut as security forces kept a tight grip on ...

China Protests: Al Qaeda Vows Retaliation For Crackdown On Uighurs

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: ABC News reports that Rebiya Kadeer, the head of the World Uighur Congress who lives in Fairfax, Virginia and was recently blamed by the Chin...

Uighurs Force China To Open Mosques For Friday Prayers

AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN and GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

URUMQI, China — China raised the death toll from riots in its Xinjiang region to 184, state media said Saturday, giving an ethnic breakdown of t...

China: Rioters Behind Killings Will Be Executed

AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

URUMQI, China — Thousands of Chinese troops flooded into this city Wednesday to separate feuding ethnic groups after three days of communal viol...

Uighurs, Tibetans, Jews

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gershon Hepner

In China, Moslems called the Uighurs are fighting to be free of rule by Han Chinese. It figures that they want liberty.

China's Riots: West Descends Into Mob Violence Between Han Chinese, Muslim Uighurs

AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

URUMQI, China — Sobbing Muslim women scuffled with riot police, and Chinese men wielding steel pipes and meat cleavers rampaged through the stre...

Internet Down In Chinese Riot City

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Internet users have not been able to go online in Urumqi, the northwestern Chinese city hit by ethnic violence that killed at least 140 people, reside...

Fair and Balanced? Lhasa Vs. Urumqi

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

Why do rioting Tibetans generate more interest than rioting Uighurs?

Green Edge 5: Farm Aid in Islamic China

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

The 8/4 Kashgar attack was not a total surprise: The two attackers were linked to the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), three members of which were executed in a nearby town last month.