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  • China urges central Asian neighbours to step up extremism fight September 13, 2014

    Beijing: China's President Xi Jinping urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious extremism and cyber terrorism, state media said, as Beijing reaches for help across its borders in addressing security concerns in its restive Xinjiang region. Beijing says separatist groups in the far western region of Xinjiang,...
  • Killings by China antiterror police raise concerns September 8, 2014

    Beijing: When attackers from China's minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top stateappointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them. When security forces led a raid...
  • Dalai Lama backs Uighurs, risks Chinese ire March 11, 2010

    Dharamsala: The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, voiced his support on Wednesday for an ethnic minority in China's troubled Xinjiang province, risking further worsening his fraught relations with Beijing. In an address marking 51 years since he fled Tibet after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, the Dalai Lama...
  • Uighur unrest shows China's failures, says Dalai Lama August 6, 2009

    Geneva: Ethnic riots in Northwest China have exposed the failings of Beijing's minority policies, and a more "realistic" stance toward Tibetans and others could emerge within a decade, the Dalai Lama said on Thursday. On a visit to Geneva, he said there were no talks under way between Beijing and the...
  • AlQaeda vows to hit China over Uighur unrest: report July 14, 2009

    Hong Kong: AlQaeda is threatening for the first time to attack Chinese interests overseas in retaliation for the deaths of Muslims in the restive region of Xinjiang, according to a risk analysis group. The call for reprisals against China comes from the Algerianbased offshoot AlQaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM),...
  • It gets tough for China, death toll in Xinjiang now 184 July 11, 2009

    Urumqi, China: China has raised the death toll from ethnic rioting in the far western region of Xinjiang to 184, and for the first time gave a breakdown by ethnicity and sex of those who died, state media reported on Saturday. The official Xinhua news agency said that 137 of those...
  • Watch: Unrest in China's Urumchchi region July 9, 2009

    An amateur video has emerged out of China's Urumchchi region which shows people being taken away by security forces as they search homes in the area. ...
  • Hu vows severe punishment over Xinjiang riots July 9, 2009

    Beijing: Ethnic clashes between Uighurs and Han Chinese in Xinjiang, China continue. The riots have claimed the lives of 160 people and have left 1,000 injured. Chinese President Hu Jintao vowed "severe punishment" for the perpetrators of the Xinjiang riots that left at least 160 people dead and over 1,000 injured,...
  • Demonstrations across Europe in support of Uighurs July 9, 2009

    New Delhi: The violence in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang continued for the fourth day on Wednesday. There here have been demonstrations of solidarity for the Uighur community across Europe. In the Turkish capital of Ankara, people protested by laying a black wreath outside the Chinese Embassy. Uighurs are originally Turkic people who...
  • Hu skips G8 meet to deal with Xinjiang riots July 8, 2009

    Urumqi (China): Chinese President Hu Jintao abandoned plans to attend a G8 summit in Italy on Wednesday, returning home early to deal with ethnic violence that has left at least 156 dead in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on its website that Hu had left for...
  • 16 cops killed in China 4 days before Olympics August 4, 2008

    Beijing: Attackers rammed a dump truck into a patrol station in China's restive Central Asian border province on Monday morning, tossing grenades in a raid that killed 16 officers and wounded others, the staterun Xinhua News Agency reported. The attack in Xinjiang province was in an area where local Muslims have...