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China and West clash over claims Beijing oppresses Uighurs

October 30, 2019 8:25 am

The Western statement -- whose supporters include the United States, France and Germany -- called on the Chinese government to respect human rights including freedom of religion in Xinjiang and throughout China.

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

May 06, 2019 7:35 am

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'

March 16, 2019 11:31 am

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

February 10, 2019 6:52 pm

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

December 06, 2018 2:55 pm

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

August 20, 2018 10:06 am

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

June 24, 2015 9:00 am

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

June 28, 2013 10:13 am

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

May 28, 2013 11:23 am

Ethnic minority people in Xinjiang are far more fond of dancing

China jails 20 on charges of jihad

March 28, 2013 12:46 am

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