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China Convicts Dozens In Front Of Stadium Audience

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — In a stadium filled with 7,000 people, a Chinese court announced guilty verdicts for 55 people on charges of terrorism, separatism an...

Riot Leaves 16 Dead In China

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2014 | World

BEIJING, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Chinese police shot and killed 14 people during a riot near the old Silk Road city of Kashgar in which two policemen wer...

Is the U.S. Losing Saudi Arabia to China?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Saudi Arabia's declared intention to pivot away from the U.S. in foreign policy implies a shift toward Beijing, which predates both the Obama presidency and the Arab Awakening.

Strong Earthquake Hits Northwestern China

AP | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese says a strong earthquake has damaged buildings in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. The magnitude-5.5 quake struck at early Mon...

Deadly Riots In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday accused terrorists in a Muslim Uighur region of attacking civilians, but an exiled Uighur group said the violence ...

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...

Wife - Mother - Family - Village

Marla Mossman | Posted 12.02.2011 | Impact
Marla Mossman

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A Journey to the Hotspots of China's Environmental Crisis

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Most of the places which our traveler visits are not pretty. Lush forests have given way to dust bowls and industrial wastelands. Plant and animal species are being extinct at a rapid pace.

Is There Anybody Out There?

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

What is happening in East Turkestan is grave. Thousands of people are being killed, arrested, lost and people are living under threat, trauma and fear.

Extreme Cold, Snow Kills 4 In Northwest China

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Rescue workers evacuated thousands of rural residents from parts of northwestern China after extreme cold and blizzard conditions kill...

Xinjiang Riots: China Sentences 3 More To Death

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China sentenced three more people to death Thursday for murders committed during riots in the far western Xinjiang region in July, bri...

Who Are the Six Uighurs Released From Guantanamo to Palau?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

I am drawing together here the stories of six men who, nearly eight years after their wrongful and mistaken capture, are finally free from Guantánamo, even if an uncertain future awaits them.

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.

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...

Uighur Factory Workers Held Behind Locked Gates In China

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHAOGUAN, China -- Three weeks after simmering racial tension escalated to mayhem and a double murder at a toy factory here, about 750 Uighur workers ...

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...

If Only the Uighurs Were Buddhist and China Was Israel

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mona Eltahawy

If these Uighurs were Buddhists, Bjork, Sting, Bono and all those other one-named saviors of the world's poor and oppressed would have held "Free Xinxiang" concerts already.

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...

Getting Along with the Invaders: Bishkek Versus Kashgar

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

My experiences out West revealed the simmering race relations between the Han and Uighur peoples, which helps explain the necessity of sending Uighur detainees from Guantanamo to Palau and not back to China.

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?

China Executes Two Uighurs For Pre-Olympics Police Killings

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China executed two men from a Muslim minority group today for killing 17 police officers in an attack in the country's far west that the government po...

China Kills Five Muslim "Militants" In Olympic Anti-Terror Raid

Guardian | Matthew Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chinese authorities today claimed they had foiled an attempt to sabotage next month's Beijing Olympics as they confirmed the shooting dead of five all...