Feb 22, 2017

China offers huge anti-terror awards in Xinjiang

China has created a 100 million yuan ($14.5 million) fund for “anti-terrorism” awards in a violence-wracked part of the country, state media reported, as the government steps up a campaign targeting unrest. The government of Hotan in the far western region of Xinjiang will ...

Sep 15, 2015

Thai police chief links Bangkok blast to Uighur trafficking

Police in Thailand say they are now certain that last month’s deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine was related to the trafficking of Uighur Muslims from China to Turkey. National police chief Somyot Poompanmoung’s comments Tuesday marked the first time authorities have publicly linked ...

Jul 14, 2015

Chinese police say they fatally shot 3 Uighur 'terrorists'

Police in northeastern China said they fatally shot three minority Muslim Uighurs Monday, calling them terrorists who were using knives to resist arrest. Police also injured a fourth suspect during the incident Monday in Shenyang, police said in a statement on their microblog. A ...

China seeks new wave of migrants to restive Xinjiang

May 11, 2015

China seeks new wave of migrants to restive Xinjiang

Newly employed as a hotel receptionist in Xinjiang, Fang Lihua is a foot soldier on the front line of a demographic contest for the mainly Muslim region’s identity as China opens it up for migration. The resource-rich, far-western region is home to more than ...

Sep 30, 2014

China's sentencing of a critic

lham Tohti, a moderate Uighur scholar who advocated for the rights of Muslim Uighurs, was sentenced to life in prison last week. Chinese leaders don't seem to realize that such severity will only deepen the resentment of separatists.

Aug 19, 2014

China punishes Xinjiang official for openly practicing faith

China has reprimanded 15 Xinjiang officials for violations that include adhering to religious faith, state media said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on what the government calls illegal religious activities in the unruly western region. Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people who speak ...