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China forces birth control on Uighur Muslims, other minorities; birth rates fall by 60% from 2015 to 2018 in Xinjiang
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China forces birth control on Uighur Muslims, other minorities; birth rates fall by 60% from 2015 to 2018 in Xinjiang

Birth rates dropped more than 60 percent in just three years in Uighur-majority areas in China’s Xinjiang region - the result of a state campaign to curb Muslim populations, the AP has found

Premier League: CCTV removes Arsenal-Manchester City game from schedule over Mesut Ozil's posts about Uighurs
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Premier League: CCTV removes Arsenal-Manchester City game from schedule over Mesut Ozil's posts about Uighurs

China’s state broadcaster CCTV on Sunday removed Arsenal’s Premier League game against Manchester City from its broadcast schedule following Mesut Ozil’s messages that criticised the country’s policy towards its Muslim Uighur minority.

Ilham Tohti wins Europe's Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize; Uighur scholar has been jailed in China since 2014
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Ilham Tohti wins Europe's Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize; Uighur scholar has been jailed in China since 2014

Ilham Tohti, a Uighur scholar imprisoned in China since 2014 was jointly awarded the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, a top European human rights prize on Monday, an accolade likely to draw the ire of Beijing

China makes it mandatory for religious venues to hoist national flag at important events
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China makes it mandatory for religious venues to hoist national flag at important events

Officially recognised faith groups in China are promoting the flying of national flags at religious events amid a push by the ruling Communist Party to extend its ideological control over religious life

China bans Muslim names for babies in Xinjiang: Human Rights Watch
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China bans Muslim names for babies in Xinjiang: Human Rights Watch

Beijing: China has banned Islamic names for babies in Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

China: Communist Party officials harden rhetoric on Islam
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China: Communist Party officials harden rhetoric on Islam

Beijing: China's ruling Communist Party is hardening its rhetoric on Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings about the spectre of global religious extremism seeping into the country and the need to protect traditional Chinese identity.

Indian intel may shrug off China's presence in Kashmir, but it may be worse than we think
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Indian intel may shrug off China's presence in Kashmir, but it may be worse than we think

It will be prudent for our policy makers to look at the China factor in Kashmir afresh, even as our straight intelligence sleuths may shrug off this development.

Chinese official's election as Interpol chief sparks concern that Beijing may abuse system
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Chinese official's election as Interpol chief sparks concern that Beijing may abuse system

Activists have raised concern that for a long time China has been allegedly used the Interpol to arrest dissidents and refugees abroad.

Ilham Tohti, jailed Chinese minority scholar, wins human rights award
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Ilham Tohti, jailed Chinese minority scholar, wins human rights award

Tohti, 46, was given a life sentence on charges of separatism in September 2014 after a two-day trial.

Thai army chief says Bangkok bomb suspect uncooperative
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Thai army chief says Bangkok bomb suspect uncooperative

Thailand's army chief on Sunday told AFP the man arrested in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok bomb blast was not cooperating, as police announced he was part of a people-smuggling gang.

China bans Tibetans, other minorities from obtaining passports: Human Rights Watch
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China bans Tibetans, other minorities from obtaining passports: Human Rights Watch

Beijing effectively bans Tibetans and other ethnic minorities from obtaining passports, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, amid a surge in Chinese tourists travelling abroad.

Thailand closes embassy in Turkey after Uighur deportation protests
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Thailand closes embassy in Turkey after Uighur deportation protests

Thailand on Friday closed its embassy and consulate in Turkey after a protest against its deportation of Uighur Muslims to China, as the US warned the minority could face "harsh treatment" on their return.

Uighur scholar convicted for promoting seperatism: Chinese media
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Uighur scholar convicted for promoting seperatism: Chinese media

China's vice minister of state ethnic affairs, Luo Liming, said that the court had strictly followed Chinese law in handing down the life sentence.

China imposes life sentence on Uighur scholar
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China imposes life sentence on Uighur scholar

He is known as a moderate voice with ties to both the country's Han Chinese establishment and the Muslim Uighur ethnic group, which has long complained of harsh treatment by the government in the far western Xinjiang region.

China's anti-terror killings raise questions about excessive use of force
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China's anti-terror killings raise questions about excessive use of force

The incidents are part of a pattern raising concerns that Chinese police are excessively using deadly force in their bid to prevent more attacks by Uighur militants, who have killed dozens of civilians in train stations and other public places over the past few years.

China punishes 15 officials for openly practising faith
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China punishes 15 officials for openly practising faith

Tensions are running high in Xinjiang, after officials told Muslims to eschew religious customs during the fasting month of Ramadan, which rights groups saw as an bid to repress Uighurs.

China: Around 100 people killed in Xinjiang terror attack, says Uighur group
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China: Around 100 people killed in Xinjiang terror attack, says Uighur group

A clash in China's far western region of Xinjiang left nearly 100 people dead and wounded, an exile group said.

China: 113 jailed on terrorism charges in ethnic Xinjiang region
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China: 113 jailed on terrorism charges in ethnic Xinjiang region

Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the Uighur rights group World Uyghur Congress, said courts in Xinjiang are in a political race to sentence Uighurs to jail terms amid the crackdown.

China: 55 people publicly sentenced in Xinjiang for terrorism
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China: 55 people publicly sentenced in Xinjiang for terrorism

Local officials in China's western Xinjiang region held a public rally for the mass sentencing of criminals on Tuesday.