All it took was a slice of Xinjiang cake to spark heated debates online over China's policy on ethnic minorities.
Since Monday, qiegao (cut cake) has been a trending topic on Sina Weibo, China’s main Twitter-like microblogging service.Monday, 24 December, 2012, 5:38pm 3 comments
Fears of further violent incidents, coupled with growing misunderstanding between the minority Han Chinese and the Uygurs, is taking its toll on businesses in Hotan, Xinjiang, a week after 18 people were killed in an attack on a police station in the city.25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Hotan appears to have returned to calm following a fatal attack on a police station on Monday, with the alleged assailants either dead or arrested, but an undercurrent of ethnic tension remains in the Xinjiang city.23 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Fifteen people involved in a clash between Han and Uygur workers in a toy factory in Shaoguan, Guangdong, late last month will face trial, provincial Communist Party chief Wang Yang said yesterday.
Mr Wang described the clash - in which two Uygur workers were killed and which was blamed by some for inciting unrest in Xinjiang - as a conflict between factory staff.31 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
Many Uygurs who live alongside Han Chinese in Urumqi neighbourhoods do not dare return to their home for fear of being a target of revenge, following Sunday's riots in which many Han Chinese reportedly died.
They also complained of unfair media coverage of the aftermath of the riots, which left at least 156 dead and over 800 injured.9 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
The bloody violence in Xinjiang on Sunday was largely confined to the capital Urumqi, autonomous region officials and businesses in other cities reported yesterday.7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
The curious case of the alleged attempted hijacking of a China Southern Airlines flight from Urumqi to Beijing by Uygur extremists last week aroused much interest in the foreign press. That was because so little information was released by the authorities.20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Securing an economic and political future for young Uygurs in Xinjiang province is crucial to maintaining social stability in the region, a French scholar has warned.
Elisabeth Alles, a researcher at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China in Hong Kong, said more young Uygurs would be pushed into taking extreme actions if they could not find fulfilment in life.27 May 2002 - 12:00am
The mainland's minority Muslim Uygurs have one of the shortest life spans in the region, new research shows.
Life expectancy for Uygurs in northwest Xinjiang averages 63 years, according to the region's Ministry of Health.
The rest of the mainland claims a typical life expectancy of 70 years.3 Feb 1998 - 12:00am