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  1. News - China - TERROR CRACKDOWN

    Xinjiang regional courts jail 113 amid terror crackdown

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:46am

    ... Associated Press in Beijing World Uygur Congress says defendants’ rights abused and suppression of peaceful protests will only foster extremism Courts in the far west region of Xinjiang ... Dilxadi Rexiti, spokesman for the Uygur rights group World Uygur Congress, said courts in Xinjiang are in a political race to sentence Uygurs to jail terms amid the crackdown. “They have trampled ...

  2. News - China - XINJIANG

    Nine jailed for terror crimes as Xinjiang holds latest public sentencing

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 12:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Border city also announces detention of 14 people and arrest warrants for 25 in massive ongoing crackdown Nine more people in Xinjiang were jailed for up to 14 years ... their ethnicities. Xinjiang is the traditional home of mainly Muslim Uygurs, and is also home to a sizeable Kazakh minority. The announcement appeared to take place on a sports field, judging by a picture ...

  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    Shenzhen to pump one billion yuan into building new Xinjiang university

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by WU NAN

    ... billion) into a new university to be built in Xinjiang’s southern Kashgar city, on top of the region’s own one billion yuan of investment. Shenzhen was contributing to the university in support of education in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, the Xinjiang Daily reported on Monday. “Building Kashi University will provide strong human resources to the industrial restructuring in southern ...

  4. News - China - SECURITY

    Jailed Uygur academic Ilham Tohti's case handed to Xinjiang prosecutors, lawyer says

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:49pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Nearly 400 suspects have been arrested over the past month; Uygur rights activist has not been tried in secret as feared, lawyer says Xinjiang police say 32 terrorist groups busted Authorities in Xinjiang said yesterday they had broken up 32 terrorist groups and arrested more than 380 suspects in the first month of a security campaign ...

  5. News - China - SECURITY

    Cuffed knifeman apologises for 'holy war' assault in Xinjiang

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 10:47am by AP

    ... in Xinjiang, saying he had been influenced to carry out holy war by other gang members. China Central Television identified the man as Murzahti and said the interview took place in a local detention centre. A later Xinhua report gave his age as 19. Murzahti spoke in Uygur, the Turkic language of the ethnic minority. Extremists among Xinjiang's nine million Uygurs have been blamed ...

  6. News - China - SECURITY

    Police shoot dead 13 attackers who rammed a public security building in Xinjiang

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 01:41pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Attackers drive at least one car into security building in Yecheng and set off explosives 13 shot dead in raid on Xinjiang police Police shot dead 13 people who attacked a police station in Xinjiang yesterday, local authorities said. Attackers drove at least one car into the main police station in Yecheng and set off explosives. Three ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Three knifemen attack Xinjiang chess hall, two are killed

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:57am

    ... attackers barged into a crowded chess hall in the western Xinjiang region on Sunday in a clash that drew security forces, state media has reported. Four people were injured in a struggle with the assailants, but their lives were not in danger, CCTV reported on Monday. Two of the attackers died from serious injuries while the third was wounded and arrested. A report on the Xinjiang government ...

  8. News - China - XINJIANG

    Pouring money into Xinjiang infrastructure won't solve problems, experts warn

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Investment no panacea for Uygurs’ job gripes, some say Xinjiang began testing the region's first high-speed railway this month- a project officials hope ... high-speed line- known as the Lanxin Railway- links the Xinjiang capital, Urumqi, with Lanzhou in Gansu province and cuts travel time between the cities from 21 hours to about eight hours. Officials ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    Video: The dramatic moment Xinjiang chop attackers are brought down by mahjong players

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 12:10pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Three axe-wielding attackers at a Xinjiang gaming hall calmly stood watching their victims play mahjong moments before hacking them at random, security footage showed. Two assailants were seen ... created chaos in society.” Dozens of suspects in the western region of Xinjiang have been arrested and tried in recent weeks, accued of spreading extremist propaganda, possessing banned weapons ...

  10. News - China - SECURITY

    Xinjiang punishes party members for religious practices

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Party cadres in Xinjiang punished over religion Ten officials in a prefecture in Xinjiang have been punished for taking part in religious activities ... gets so big it interferes with politics, authorities will curb its influence," Yang added. Xinjiang, home to the Uygur ethnic minority who mostly follow Islam, is the focus of a security ...




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