Has Beijing’s Xinjiang Approach Changed?

Days of unrest in several areas of Xinjiang prompted Chinese officials to order a 24-hour military patrol in some parts of the region over the weekend, with authorities confirming that police even fired shots at a large crowd of...

Violence Erupts Anew in Xinjiang

Just after riots in Turpan, Xinjiang killed 35 people, unrest broke out in southern Xinjiang. The unrest comes ahead of the fourth anniversary of violent riots in Urumqi, the regional capital, in which close to 200 people died....

Death Toll Rises to 35 in Xinjiang Violence

The death toll from riots in Xinjiang on Wednesday morning has risen to 35, according to Xinhua News, which called the incident a “violent terrorist attack:” The attack occurred at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday in Lukqun...

Ministry of Truth: Xinjiang Violence

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...

27 Dead in Xinjiang Violence (Updated)

Xinhua reports that 27 people were killed in riots in Xinjiang on Wednesday morning: The riots happened at around 6 a.m. in Lukqun township of Shanshan County in Turpan Prefecture. Knife-wielding mobs attacked the...

Foxconn Plant Open, But Broader Issues Persist

Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant reopened on Tuesday morning after closing due to a worker riot, and the company expects little impact to production as it gets back to the business of assembling electronics for the likes of...

Foxconn Closes Plant After Worker Brawl

Foxconn closed its plant in the city of Taiyuan in northern China’s Shaanxi province on Monday after a brawl involving 2,000 workers broke out in a dormitory late on Sunday night, according to Reuters: The Taiyuan plant,...

Photos: Unrest in Qidong

Saturday’s protests in Qidong, Jiangsu, over a proposed pipeline, escalated into violence and riot police were called in. Numerous photographs of the scene have been distributed online by bystanders, which show an immense...



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