Ministry of Truth: Xinjiang Riot, Li Tianyi

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to these instructions as “Directives from the Ministry...

Sensitive Words: Hong Kong Protests, Xinjiang&More

As of July 1, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Hong Kong Protests: As Typhoon Rumbia threatened to interrupt, the Civil Human Rights Front continued its march...

Mystery Complex in Xinjiang Not Complex, Not a Mystery

At Ogle Earth (via Bill Bishop), Stefan Geens addresses speculation over Google Earth images of a Xinjiang construction site so mysterious that “Even an Ex-CIA Analyst Isn’t Sure” what is being built there....

Xinhua: At Least 11 Killed in Xinjiang Violence (Updated)

Xinhua reports violence in the Xinjiang city of Kashgar, leaving at least seven dead: Two suspects hijacked a truck at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, stabbing the driver to death and ramming into pedestrians. The pair later jumped out of...

Symbol of Hope in Hotan Yet to Reap Rewards

The Financial Times describes the failure of a Zhejiang-sponsored industrial park in Hotan, part of a government plan to soothe tensions in Xinjiang by promoting economic development: Hangzhou Boulevard, the main axis through...

China Says 18 Killed in Xinjiang Attack

The official account of the violence at a police station in Hotan, Xinjiang now says that eighteen people, including fourteen “rioters” were killed in a clash between protesters and police. The Chinese government has...

Police, Rioters Clash in Western China; At Least Four Dead

At least four people were killed by police during a riot in Hotan, Xinjiang today. From the Los Angeles Times: Authorities in the western frontier city of Hotan opened fire on a mob after it attacked a police station, set it on...



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