Ten years ago on July 5, 2009, riots broke out in Urumqi, Xinjiang, in response to a conflict...
Xinjiang protests 2009
by Samuel Wade | Jul 5, 2013
Choi Chi-yuk reports from Urumqi ahead of the anniversary on Friday of riots in 2009, in which at least 197 people were killed. With Mandy Zuo at South China Morning Post: A bus stop has been built on the Jiefang South Road...
by Natalie Ornell | Jun 30, 2013
The BBC reports that following days of unrest in the Xinjiang region that included an attack on a police station in Hotan on Friday, Chinese officials have increased operations by enacting a twenty-four hour patrol of the...
by Samuel Wade | May 10, 2011
While uprisings in the Middle East were an immediate trigger, roots of the current crackdown in China can also be seen further back, in the unrest in Tibet in 2008 and Xinjiang in 2009. At the Financial Times, Jamil Anderlini...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 23, 2010
Last week an investigative journalist in Xinjiang was beaten and is now brain dead in a hospital. And now news that another journalist in Xinjiang has been sentenced to life in prison for his role during the violent riots that...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 18, 2010
Twenty Uighurs who fled China in the wake of rioting in Xinjiang in July 2009 were deported from Cambodia a year ago while waiting to receive asylum from the U.S. Since returning to China, they have not been accounted for by the...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 5, 2010
A year ago today, Urumqi erupted in violence as a clash broke out between ethnic Uighurs and Han Chinese. Reuters reports on the scene in the city one year later: A year on, the streets of Urumqi were slightly quieter than...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 13, 2010
The Chinese government has indicated that a group of Uighurs deported from Cambodia after seeking asylum there may be put on trial, the New York Times reports: “China is a country ruled by law,” Ma Zhaoxu, a Foreign Ministry...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 12, 2010
From China Daily: Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region government plans to increase its spending on public security by almost 90 percent this year compared to last year to further maintain social stability following last...
by Paulina Hartono | Dec 18, 2009
The group of 22 Uighurs who escaped to Cambodia will be deported. News of their deportation follows reports that China disputed the United Nations’ refugee system. From the Associated Press: A group of Muslims who fled...
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