China sentences nine 'terrorists' to death: report

Jun 5, 2014

China sentences nine 'terrorists' to death: report

China has sentenced nine people to death on terrorism-related charges in its ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang, state media said Thursday, as authorities crack down following several deadly attacks. Multiple courts in Xinjiang sentenced 81 suspects on various terror-related charges, state broadcaster CCTV ...

China offers leniency to suspects after Xinjiang bombing

May 25, 2014

China offers leniency to suspects after Xinjiang bombing

Authorities called Sunday for anyone involved in terrorist activities in China’s restive northwest to turn themselves in and promised leniency following a bombing that killed dozens of people. The announcement came on the heels of a security crackdown launched over the weekend in response ...

Five suicide bombers involved in latest Urumqi attack: state media

May 23, 2014

Five suicide bombers involved in latest Urumqi attack: state media

Five suicide bombers carried out the attack that killed 31 people in the capital of China’s troubled Xinjiang region, state media reported a day after the deadliest terrorist attack to date in the region. The incident, which occurred in Urumqi on Thursday morning, was ...

Marketplace bombing kills 31 in China's volatile Xinjiang again

May 22, 2014

Marketplace bombing kills 31 in China's volatile Xinjiang again

Assailants in two SUVs plowed through shoppers while setting off explosives at a busy street market in China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang on Thursday, killing 31 people and injuring more than 90, local officials said. The attack in the city of Urumqi was ...

China fingers separatist group for Urumqi train station attack

May 18, 2014

China fingers separatist group for Urumqi train station attack

China on Sunday blamed a separatist militant group for carrying out a deadly attack at a train station in the western Xinjiang region last month, underscoring Beijing’s claims that the country faces a threat from an organized militancy with elements based overseas. China had ...

Six wounded in China train station attack

May 7, 2014

Six wounded in China train station attack

Six people were wounded in a knife attack at a Chinese train station Tuesday, after a series of violent episodes at transport hubs authorities blame on “terrorists” from the restive region of Xinjiang. Chinese media reports said there were as many as four attackers ...

Chinese police begin carrying guns on patrols

Apr 21, 2014

Chinese police begin carrying guns on patrols

A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists. Ordinary police in China generally don’t carry ...

Feb 12, 2014

Strong quake shakes China; no casualties reported

A powerful earthquake struck a sparsely populated area of China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, damaging some houses, though no casualties were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.9 quake was centered 268 km east-southeast of Hotan at a depth of ...