Uighurs News

Will China’s Uighur detentions spur US sanctions? Mike Pompeo won’t say

China has faced growing condemnation from human rights groups in recent months for its detention of up to one million ethnic Uighurs and other minority Muslims in large internment camps.

Chinese envoy calls Muslim detention centres 'campuses'

At the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Executive Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng reiterated Friday China's insistence that the detention centres are designed to provide training and fight regional terrorism.


Turkey calls on China to close internment camps for Muslims

Ankara called on the international community and the UN secretary general to take action.

US says 800k to 2 million religious minorities detained in Chinese internment camps

At a Congressional hearing, Scott Busby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at the Bureau of the Human Right Democracy and Labour, alleged that Beijing was supporting similar repressive moves by other authoritarian regimes across the globe.

China envoy says no accurate figure on Uighurs fighting in Syria

China is worried that Uighurs, a mostly Muslim people who speak a Turkic language and hail from China's far western region of Xinjiang, have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight for militants, having travelled illegally via Southeast Asia and Turkey.

Uighurs attack police in China's Xinjiang region, 18 dead

Suspects killed several police officers with knives and bombs after speeding through a traffic checkpoint in a car in Kashgar's Tahtakoruk district


Death toll from west China's violence rises to 35

China has seen frequent clashes between China's Muslim minority Uighurs and the ethnic Han majority.

China says Xinjiang minorities too busy dancing to make trouble

Ethnic minority people in Xinjiang are far more fond of dancing

China jails 20 on charges of jihad

Chinese courts have sentenced 20 people to up to life in jail on charges of separatism and plotting to carry out jihad in the restive far western region of Xinjiang,the government said

20 killed in clashes in restive China province

The town is populated mostly by Uighurs,a Turkic-speaking group whose members generally practice Sunni Islam