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  1. News - China - XINJIANG

    Police arrest 139 in Xinjiang for ‘spreading jihad’

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... media said on Wednesday, as it warns of growing religious extremism in the far western region home to Muslim Uygurs. Beijing has pointed to violent incidents to indicate a rising militant threat ... was detained after he uploaded two gigabytes of e-books about secessionism which were read 30,000 times. Dilshat Rexit, a spokesman for the overseas-based World Uygur Congress, which Beijing calls ...

  2. News - China

    Court sentences 19 Uygurs for religious extremism

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 11:33am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Beijing and Tokyo 19 Uygurs jailed for ‘religious extremism Courts in China's far western region of Xinjiang have sentenced 19 ethnic Uygurs to up to six years in jail for promoting racial hatred and religious extremism online, in the latest crackdown on what Beijing sees as violent separatists. All but one of those jailed were from the heavily Uygur southern part ...

  3. News - China - XINJIANG

    China charges prominent Uygur professor Ilham Tohti with separatism

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Wife of arrested professor calls charge ridiculous Authorities in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang have charged a prominent ethnic Uygur professor ... has championed the rights of the Muslim Uygur community, who come from Xinjiang. He was subsequently taken to Xinjiang’s regional capital Urumqi.   This is ridiculous. He’s never done anything ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur street children across China need more support, say activists

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 11:33pm by Minnie Chan

    ... to help Uygur street children The prevalence of Uygur street children from Xinjiang in cities across the mainland is fuelling tensions between Uygyurs and Han Chinese, according to researchers, ... according to the United Nations Development Programme. Of these, an estimated 100,000 are from Xinjiang. The vast majority are Uygurs, a community of nine million Turkic-speaking Muslims who ...

  5. News - China Insider - ETHNIC RELATIONS

    The strangers: blood and fear in Xinjiang

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 10:13am by James Palmer

    ... into a Uighur male dormitory by mistake. According to a Xinhua report published three days after the riot, she “screamed when I saw those Uygur young men in the room.” She said she had no idea why she ...

  6. News - China

    Xinjiang minorities too busy dancing to make trouble, says Chinese official

    Posted May 28th 2013, 03:06pm by Reuters

    ... the idea that the far western region is a hotbed of unrest. Many Uygurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people who live in energy-rich Xinjiang, chafe at Chinese restrictions on their culture, language and religion, and the region is frequently the scene of deadly ethnic violence. Last month, 21 people were killed in clashes in the heavily ethnic Uygur part of Xinjiang near the old Silk Road city ...

  7. News - China - XINJIANG

    Clash with Uygurs leaves 21 dead in Xinjiang

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 02:28pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Police fight for their lives in far western region after 'jihadists' are 'discovered making weapons' Clash with Uygurs leaves 21 dead ... and six ethnic Uygurs were killed in Tuesday's drama, said Hou Hanmin, spokeswoman for the Xinjiang government. The authorities branded it a terrorist attack, saying the assailants were ...

  8. News - China

    Uygur ‘separatist’ Dilshat Rexit visits Taiwan

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 04:31pm by AFP

    ... killed, arrived in Taiwan on Friday in a visit likely to irk Beijing. Dilshat Rexit, a spokesman for the World Uygur Congress, an exile group branded by Beijing as “separatist”, said he was planning to meet with Taiwanese politicians to discuss Uygur issues in China and attend a seminar. There are about nine million mostly Muslim Uygurs in western China’s vast Xinjiang province, which ...

  9. News - China - XINJIANG

    Xinjiang tells Uygur Muslims to ignore religious customs during Ramadan

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:17pm by Reuters

    ... groups say is discrimination targeting the Uygur minority group. The fasting month follows a series of attacks around China, centred on Xinjiang, that Beijing has blamed on Islamists they say ... government websites have given similar instructions. Exiled Uygur groups and human rights activists say the government’s repressive policies in Xinjiang, including restrictions on religious ...

  10. News - China - XINJIANG ATTACKS

    Xinjiang terror group smashed, say police

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 02:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... The other seven included a township Communist Party secretary, a publicity official and workers. Ten of the police and government workers who died were Uygurs. A notice on the regional ... anti-terror office, blamed the attack on separatism, religious extremism and terrorism. But Dilshat Rexit, a spokesman for the World Uygur Congress, said he suspected the terrorism claims were just ...




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