Tag: Uighurs

The sun sets behind the Beijing skyline and a security camera, on December 5, 2013. Beijing is the second most expensive city in Asia for expatriates, jumping up the ranking from fifth place last year while Tokyo still tops the list despite a sharply weaker yen, a survey showed. AFP …

High-Tech Surveillance in Muslim Xinjiang Province Spreads Across China

Reuters offered a look on Tuesday at how high-tech surveillance techniques developed to monitor the Muslims of Xinjiang province are spreading across the rest of China, all the way to the capital city of Beijing. The account provides a textbook case of surveillance state mission creep, as techniques devised for what the Chinese government described as a unique emergency situation become part of everyday life.

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.

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.

Rex Tillerson visits China as North Koreans 'tire' of anti-U.S. rallies

Chinese State Media: ‘Western Civilization Always Believes in Absolute Conquest’

An editorial from China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday called for “peaceful co-existence” between the United States and China, a goal the Chinese evidently seek to achieve by insulting and belittling everyone who doubts the majestic benevolence of Beijing as a warmongering would-be conquistador.

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.

Muslim pray before the Shaykhs tombs, relics from the 13th century, after Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Niujie mosque, the oldest and largest mosque in Beijing, China, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The Eid al-Fitr celebrations mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese State Media Frets: ‘Religion Has Come Back in a Big Way’

A column in the Chinese state-run newspaper the Global Times quotes political experts warning that “religious extremism” — defined as any religious observance from Islam to Christianity to the Falun Gong group — has become a dire threat to Chinese Communism, and regulation of the internet is key to stopping it.

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.

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Chinese Uighurs Among Those Killed Working for ‘Most Wanted Man in Indonesia’

On Tuesday, Indonesian security forces performing a sweep of the remote Poso forests, in search of militants linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), killed two Chinese Uighurs in a shootout. The Uighurs were said to be working for the terrorist kingpin Abu Wardah Santoso, who has been described as the most-wanted man in Indonesia.

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 …

Chinese Uighur Settlers Flow into Syria, Replacing War Refugees

There are many different factions fighting in Syria: well over a hundred of them, according to the architects of the current cease-fire plan. Al-Arabiya judges one of the more unusual factions to be the Uighurs, a Muslim minority from China.

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Threat Warning Issued for Westerners in Beijing

An unusual threat warning has been issued by the American, British, French, and Australian embassies in Beijing, warning Westerners to use extra vigilance when visiting the popular Sanlitun shopping district.

AP Photo/Mark Baker

Malaysia Arrests Three Bangkok Bombing Suspects

Malaysian authorities on Monday announced the arrest of three suspects—two Malaysians and a Pakistani national—in connection with the August 17 terrorist bombing of the Erewan shrine in Bangkok, in which 20 people were killed.

AP Photo/Mark Baker

Turkey Insists Bangkok Bombing Suspect Not a Turkish Citizen

On Saturday morning, Thai police raided an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok and arrested a man they regard as a prime suspect in the horrific bombing attack on the Erawan Shrine last week, in which 20 people were killed. Word soon spread that the suspect was a Turkish citizen.