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  1. News - China - UNREST

    Xinjiang hit by more deadly violence

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Official account says no members of public dead in Hotan but a resident says there were fatalities Xinjiang rocked by more violence Xinjiang suffered another ... she said yesterday. Wednesday's violence came ahead of the fourth anniversary of clashes in Urumqi, capital of the autonomous region, between the Han majority and Uygurs that left nearly ...

  2. News - China

    Reform-minded Zhang Chunxian takes tough line on Xinjiang violence

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... national party congress. But for all his accessibility Zhang has demonstrated another skill likely to resonate with Beijing: wielding an iron fist when putting down violence among Xinjiang's restive Uygur ethnic communities. Since taking the helm in April 2010, Zhang's government has shown little hesitation in using force at the first hint of separatist violence or terrorist ...

  3. Nothing can excuse the violence in Xinjiang

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The violence that erupted in Xinjiang's capital is deplorable. We do not know how a protest, which reportedly began as a peaceful demonstration in the heart of Urumqi by ethnic ... and again tempers have flared in recent years, leading to violence and deaths. Cultural, political and religious persecution is often cited by the Muslim majority. It complains that Beijing has ...

  4. News - China Insider - VIOLENCE

    Police kill 8 'terrorists' in Xinjiang attack: report

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 12:10pm by Staff Reporter

    ... that the violence is creeping up again," he said. "At least since April, we have seen a steady a pattern of violence. It has been consistent and constant." For Pantucci, Xinjiang's ...

  5. News - China - SECURITY

    Police kill 14 'terrorists' in Xinjiang after two officers killed in attack

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 12:37pm by Angela Meng, LAURA ZHOU

    ... expert, said Xinjiang authorities were looking into a growing network of smaller "violent groups". "Xinjiang has strengthened efforts to combat violence in recent years, making ...

  6. News - China

    US presses China on Uygur rights after unrest

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 08:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States on Wednesday urged China to safeguard the rights of its Uygur minority and carry out a transparent probe of the latest violence ... fights on Tuesday in Barchuk county, blaming the violence on “terrorists”. Advocacy groups and experts say China has produced little evidence of organised terrorism in Xinjiang and point ...

  7. News - China

    Uygur ‘separatist’ Dilshat Rexit visits Taiwan

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei A controversial figure accused by China of inciting violence in the ethnically divided Xinjiang region, where clashes with police this week saw 21 people ... that “they always use such labels to justify their use of armed force”. Beijing has in the past accused him along with exiled Uygur leader Rebiya Kadeer of orchestrating violence in Xinjiang, a claim ...

  8. News - China - XINJIANG

    Beijing urges US to condemn Xinjiang 'terror' attacks

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters. AFP

    ... the country on human rights. Twenty-five people including six police officers and six Uygurs were killed on Tuesday in a knife, axe and arson attack, the deadliest violence in the region since Urumqi was rocked by clashes in July 2009 that killed nearly 200 people. Xinjiang spokeswoman Hou Hanmin was quoted by the Global Times as comparing the violence to the Boston Marathon bombings. The US ...

  9. News - China

    Economy suffers as racial tensions simmer in troubled Xinjiang

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Unrest and violence in Xinjiang casts a dark shadow over business growth as tensions worsen between Han and Uygur communities "Alas, I've had no work for five straight ... of ethnic violence is keeping the visitors away from the city and its surrounding prefecture. "The society is turning unstable now; full of confusion," says Lao Guo, a native of Henan ...

  10. News - China Insider - ETHNIC RELATIONS

    The strangers: blood and fear in Xinjiang

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

    ... ethnicity. It eased a little in the two years until he left, but only a little. Warning: graphic content Surveillance video captures the violence near a hospital in Urumqi, Xinjiang on July 5, 2009.  ... the worst inter-communal violence in China since the end of the Cultural Revolution. At least 194 people were killed. Most of them were Han, although there were also Uighur deaths—rioters, small ...




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