The Guardian's Lily Kuo reports on recently emerged drone footage of hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners being led from a train by police. The footage, which was posted on YouTube last week, is believed to have been...
by Josh Rudolph | May 16, 2016
As members of the predominately Muslim Uighur ethnic minority have found increased restrictions on...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 5, 2012
Radio Free Asia is reporting on a riot sparked by tensions between Han Chinese and Hui Muslims in Ningjin County, Shandong: Villagers in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong said on Thursday that local police "stood by and...
by Jenny Chu | Feb 24, 2008
New Year's celebrations took a violent turn in the monastery town of Tongren in Qinghai Province, Reuters reports. A dispute over the price of balloons in an ethnically Tibetan town in western China sparked a clash between...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 1, 2006
From the Washington Post: Nestled mid-slope in the foothills of China’s second-poorest province, Dacitan is a village run almost entirely by women, mothers who work the potato and wheat fields while their husbands are away. Seventy miles to the east, perched on a remote mountain ridge above a collapsing dirt road, Sale is thick with […]
by Liu Yong | May 21, 2006
From Reuters, via The Washington Post (link): Ishmael is a big fan of Osama bin Laden. “He is a hero,” he said, stroking his beard. “He is a good Muslim.” Maybe not such a strange comment to hear from a Muslim in Iraq or Saudi Arabia, but Ishmael is a Chinese citizen who lives in […]
by Sophie Beach | Aug 31, 2005
From Pacific News Service: At a time when Islamic populations around the world are under increased scrutiny, the Chinese Hui are often confused in the Western media with China’s second-largest Muslim minority, the restive Uighurs, an ethnically distinct group concentrated in China’s Central-Asian Xinjiang province. Chafing under Chinese rule, the Uighurs have given the Chinese […]
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