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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Activists have raised concern that for a long time China has been allegedly used the Interpol to arrest dissidents and refugees abroad.
Tohti, 46, was given a life sentence on charges of separatism in September 2014 after a two-day trial.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A clash in China's far western region of Xinjiang left nearly 100 people dead and wounded, an exile group said.
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.
Local officials in China's western Xinjiang region held a public rally for the mass sentencing of criminals on Tuesday.