Tag: Xinjiang

TURPAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 13: (CHINA OUT) Uyghur men gather for a holiday meal during the Corban Festival on September 13, 2016 in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. The Corban festival, known to Muslims worldwide as Eid al-Adha or 'feast of the sacrifice', is celebrated by …

Analyst: China Forcing Muslims to Eat Pork at ‘Mind Transformation Centers’

WASHINGTON, DC — The communist administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping has burned down Christian crosses at various churches and is forcing Muslim Uighurs to eat pork as part of its efforts to impose atheist values on everyone in the country, some U.S. government and independent analysts indicate.

XILINGOL, CHINA - JULY 30: The flag guard formation holding the flag of the Communist Party of China, the national flag and the flag of the PLA attends a military parade at Zhurihe military training base to mark the 90th birthday of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on July 30, …

World View: How China Would Lose a War with the United States

Contents: Massive earth fissure suddenly opens up in mid-Kenya, signaling an eventual split in all of Africa; How China would lose a war with the United States; ISIS-linked terrorists in Afghanistan kill 32 in bombing of Shia Shrine in Kabul

Young Uighur boys display their switch-blades while posing with a girl holding a soccer ball in Hotan, located in China's far west Xinjiang Region, in October 2006. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Image) [-]

China Imposes ‘Core Socialist Values’ in Muslim Uighur Elementary Schools

The Global Times, house organ of the Chinese Communist Party, cheerfully reported on Wednesday that students at the No. 7 Elementary School of Kuqa County have been “encouraged to learn Chinese calligraphy and read classical Chinese literature as part of a program to boost traditional Chinese culture and core socialist values.” What makes this interesting is that Kuqa County is located in the restless Xinjiang province, home of the Uighur Muslim minority.

KASHGAR, CHINA - JULY 31: Chinese soldiers march in front of the Id Kah Mosque, China's largest, on July 31, 2014 in Kashgar, China. China has increased security in many parts of the restive Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region following some of the worst violence in months in the Uyghur dominated …

Knife Massacre: ‘Thugs’ Kill Five in Western Chinese Muslim Region

Police killed three armed “thugs” in China’s western Xinjiang province this week after the still-unnamed suspects stabbed five people to death and injured five others. Chinese officials have yet to identify their motive, though the incident occurred in a region known to host a violent Muslim separatist movement.

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China Launches Campaign to Impose Mandarin on Language Minorities Nationwide

The Chinese government has announced a new policy initiative to impose Mandarin on all regions of China, including many where the majority of the population have their own mother tongues. The edict also claimed the government would take measures to protect languages in danger of extinction.

Chinese paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, northwest Chinas Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 23 July 2014. Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday (28 July 2014) morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency …

China Tightens Border with Pakistan as Fears Grow of Jihad in Western Xinjiang

The government of China’s Muslim-populated western region of Xinjiang has announced it is implementing new measures to keep its border with Pakistan as sealed as possible to prevent jihadist sympathizers from crossing into what many experts believe to be the world’s premier terrorist training destination.

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China Denies Ordering Citizens in Muslim Western Region to Hand Over Passports

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper ran an article this week announcing that citizens of its western, largely Muslim province of Xinjiang were required to hand over their passports. The news went around the world before the Times apparently deleted the article and published a correction claiming the ordinance only affects citizens “suspected of having links to terrorism.”

Chinese Muslims gather at the Nan Guan mosque for the Eid morning prayers during the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Yinchuan, northern China's Ningxia province on September 24, 2015. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of …

China Touts Ramadan Events in Beijing After Muslim Crackdown in West

Chinese state propaganda outlets are making a valiant push to convince the world that Muslims in China enjoy religious freedom, touting Ramadan services in Beijing, while children and Communist Party officials are banned from the traditional fast in western Xinjiang province, home to the nation’s Muslim Uighur minority.

Chinese Muslims gather at the Nan Guan mosque for the Eid morning prayers during the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Yinchuan, northern China's Ningxia province on September 24, 2015. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of …

Chinese Report: China Give Muslims ‘Unprecedented Religious Freedom’

The Chinese government has investigated its own religious tolerance and found that Muslims in Western Xinjiang province, where open observance of Ramadan and Muslim garb on public transportation are banned, enjoy “unprecedented religious freedom” thanks to Beijing’s generosity.

Armed Chinese paramilitary policemen stand guard on a road in Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 2 September 2015.(Imaginechina via AP Images)

China’s Xinjiang Offering $800,000 for Information on Uighur Separatists

The communist regional government of Xinjiang, China, is offering up to five million yuan — or almost $800,000 — for any information leading to the prevention of jihadist terror attacks or the arrest of radical Islamists in the region. Xinjiang is home to most of China’s large Muslim Uighur population.

CHINA, HOTAN : This photo taken on April 16, 2015 shows Uighur men praying in a mosque in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region. Chinese authorities have restricted expressions of religion in Xinjiang in recent years such as wearing veils, fasting during Ramadan and young men growing beards, sparking widespread …

China Pushes ‘Ethnic Unity’ in Restless Uighur Capital

China’s Communist government is attempting to pacify the restless Xinjiang region, home of the largely Muslim Uighur minority, with a “year of ethnic unity progress,” while also expressing outrage that a Uighur leader received a human-rights award in Washington this week.