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China Uighurs

Freedom-Loving Uighurs Demand Dignity in China

Alim A. Seytoff | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Alim A. Seytoff

The Uighurs are indeed Muslim, but the Uighur issue is not about terrorism, jihadism or establishing a caliphate -- as China wants the world to believe. It is about a colonized people's legitimate demands to live with dignity, human rights and self-determination in the 21st century.

Using the 'T' Word to Justify Human Rights Abuses

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

From China to Burma to Egypt, some governments invoke the "T" word to justify official conduct that runs afoul of international human rights law.

Police Arrest 5 On Suspicion Of Terrorism In Tiananmen Car Crash

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

BEIJING -- BEIJING (AP) — Police announced Wednesday the arrests of five people in connection with this week's suicide car crash in the heart of Chi...

Violence In Volative Chinese Minority Region Kills 27

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

BEIJING — Assailants attacked police and other people with knives and set fire to police cars in China's restive far-western region on Wednesday...

Chinese District Reportedly Tries Veils Ban

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

BEIJING -- A city district in heavily Muslim western China is trying to tamp down religious fervor by prohibiting people from wearing veils, tradition...

Beijing Launches 'Strike Hard' Crackdown In Xinjiang

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

BEIJING — Chinese security forces have launched a two-month "strike hard" crackdown against violence, terrorism and radical Islam following rene...

China Executes 9 Uighurs Over July Ethnic Riots

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China has executed nine men, including eight from the Muslim Uighur minority, for crimes committed during July riots that killed 200 p...

China's Media "Openness" in East Turkestan

Amy Reger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Reger

As President Obama emphasized the benefits of the free flow of information in Shanghai last month, around 20 million citizens of China remained submerged in an ongoing Internet blackout.

China's Forgotten Minority

Gordon Cinco | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gordon Cinco

This Human Rights Day should be more than just an opportunity for politicians to put forth toothless platitudes but instead a time to defend actively the principles in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Kashgar: China, UNESCO Clash Over Uighur "Jerusalem"

GlobalPost | Kathleen E. McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KASHGAR, China -- What's going on in Kashgar? The bulldozers have gone silent and demolition dust settled in Kashgar's Old City district in recent mo...

The People's Republic of China at Sixty: The Fear of Self-Examination

Henryk Szadziewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Henryk Szadziewski

Just as Deng made a bold move to take China into an era of economic reform, Hu will have to make a bold move, by talking with dissenters to take China into an era of meaningful political reform.

Rebiya Kadeer, Exiled Uighur Leader, Claims 10,000 Uighurs Still Missing

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — An exiled Uighur activist blamed by China for deadly ethnic riots demanded Wednesday that Beijing allow an international investigation i...

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 Uighur Protests Traced To Questionable Exported Labor Program

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the local government began recruiting young Muslim Uighurs in this far western region for jobs at the Xuri Toy Factory in the country's booming c...

China Warns Citizens In Algeria Of Al Qaeda Threat

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has warned its citizens in Algeria about possible attacks from al Qaeda in retribution for a Chinese government crackdown in...

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...

China Protests: Police Kill 2 Uighurs, Wound A Third

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

URUMQI, China — Police fatally shot two Uighur men Monday and wounded a third in western China, where violence has persisted despite the massive...

China Protests: Muslims Condemn China's Uighur Crackdown

Ankara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUSLIMS in many nations have condemned China's crackdown in its Xinjiang region where at least 156 people have been killed in unrest over the past wee...

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...

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...

China Uighurs Protest Coverage Shows Changes In State Media Blocks

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

News of Sunday's riots in Urumqi, the capital of China's far west Xinjiang region spread quickly on the Internet, where users posted amateur photos an...

Uighurs And China Explainer

CFR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Introduction The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), a territory in western China, accounts for one-sixth of China's land and is home to about...

Muslim Minority Riots Erupt In China

AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese state media says that 156 people have been killed in violent riots in the country's western Xinjiang region. The official Xinhua N...

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?