Islam in China http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/38352/all en Knife attack in China's Xinjiang kills 4: government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/knife-attack-chinas-xinjiang-kills-4-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Several knife-wielding attackers killed four people and wounded eight others in China's ethnically-divided western region of Xinjiang, a government official said on Friday.</p> <p>Regional spokeswoman Hou Hanmin said the attackers were members of the Uighur ethnic group. They often have tense relations with the millions of Han Chinese who have moved to the region in search of jobs.</p> <p>The attack occurred on Thursday in Korla, in the centre of Xinjiang, Hou said, adding that one of the assailants had been detained and police were searching for the others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/knife-attack-chinas-xinjiang-kills-4-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Islam in China Social Issues Xinjiang AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 03:45:54 +0000 5776820 at http://www.globalpost.com Show of ethnic harmony at China legislature http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/show-ethnic-harmony-at-china-legislature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wearing an embroidered cap signalling her Uighur ethnicity, Rehangul Yimir's presence in the Great Hall of the People symbolises Beijing's efforts to gloss over simmering frictions among its disparate peoples.</p> <p>According to official figures Xinjiang is 46 percent Uighur -- who speak a Turkic language and are mostly Muslim -- and 39 percent Han Chinese, after millions moved to the area in recent decades.</p> <p>Relations between them are often tense and riots rocked Xinjiang, which is twice the size of <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/turkey">Turkey</a> and rich in oil and gas, in 2009, when about 200 people died.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/show-ethnic-harmony-at-china-legislature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Law Social Issues Technology War AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 06:30:27 +0000 5785161 at http://www.globalpost.com China jails 20 in restive Xinjiang region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/china-jails-20-restive-xinjiang-region <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China has sentenced 20 men to terms of up to life imprisonment for involvement in terrorism and "inciting secession" in the country's ethnically-divided western region of Xinjiang, state media said.</p> <p>The men were convicted of a series of crimes, including circulating religious extremist material and attempting to set up an Internet chat room to promote "ethnic separatism", the Tianshan news website said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/china-jails-20-restive-xinjiang-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Technology AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:01:24 +0000 5795012 at http://www.globalpost.com China jails 20 in restive Xinjiang region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/china-jails-20-restive-xinjiang-region-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China has sentenced 20 men to terms of up to life imprisonment for involvement in terrorism and "inciting secession" in the country's ethnically-divided western region of Xinjiang, state media said.</p> <p>The men were convicted of a series of crimes, including circulating religious extremist material and attempting to set up an Internet chat room to promote "ethnic separatism", the Tianshan news website said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/china-jails-20-restive-xinjiang-region-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Technology Xinjiang AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:31:03 +0000 5795056 at http://www.globalpost.com China jails 20 on jihad, separatism charges in restive Xinjiang http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/china-jails-20-jihad-separatism-charges-restive-xinjiang <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese courts have sentenced 20 people to up to life in jail on charges of separatism and plotting to carry out jihad in the restive far western region of Xinjiang, the government said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The courts in Kashgar and Bayingol said the 20 - all ethnic Uighurs judging by their names - had had their "thoughts poisoned by religious extremism", and used cell phones and DVDs "to spread Muslim religious propaganda", the Xinjiang government said on its official news website (<a href="http://www.ts.cn" title="www.ts.cn">www.ts.cn</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/china-jails-20-jihad-separatism-charges-restive-xinjiang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:02:06 +0000 5795165 at http://www.globalpost.com Human rights in China worsening, US finds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/human-rights-china-worsening-us-finds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's human rights record worsened in 2012 amid an increasingly harsh crackdown on Tibetan and Uighur areas, the United States warned Friday in an annual report.</p> <p>"The human rights environment in China continued to deteriorate in 2012," the State Department said in its human rights report, highlighting "a crackdown on human rights activists, increasingly harsh repression in ethnic Tibetan and Uighur areas" and growing online censorship.</p> <p>jkb/sst</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Asia Human rights in the People's Republic of China Islam in China AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:46:09 +0000 5820514 at http://www.globalpost.com Unrest in China's Xinjiang kills 21 people http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/unrest-chinas-xinjiang-kills-21-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twenty-one people, including police officers and social workers, were killed in violent clashes in China's ethnically-divided western region of Xinjiang, a local official said Wednesday.</p> <p>"Twenty-one persons were killed in all... including social workers and policemen," an official surnamed Cao from the provincial government's news office said of the incident, which, he added, occurred on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/unrest-chinas-xinjiang-kills-21-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Law Social Issues Technology War Xinjiang AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 07:17:01 +0000 5823854 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Unrest in China's Xinjiang kills 21 people http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/corrected-unrest-chinas-xinjiang-kills-21-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twenty-one people, including police officers and social workers, were killed in violent clashes in China's ethnically-divided western region of Xinjiang, a local official said Wednesday.</p> <p>"Twenty-one persons were killed in all... including social workers and policemen," an official surnamed Cao from the provincial government's news office said of the incident, which, he added, occurred on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/corrected-unrest-chinas-xinjiang-kills-21-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Law Social Issues Technology War Xinjiang AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 07:30:53 +0000 5823859 at http://www.globalpost.com "Terrorist" axe, knife and arson attack kills 21 in China's Xinjiang http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/chinas-xinjiang-says-terrorist-axe-knife-and-arson-attack-kills <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - A confrontation involving axes, knives, at least one gun and ending with the burning down of a house left 21 people dead in China's troubled far-west region of Xinjiang, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday, calling it a "terrorist attack".</p> <p>It was the deadliest violence in the region since July 2009, when Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, was rocked by clashes between majority Han Chinese and minority Uighurs that killed nearly 200 people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/chinas-xinjiang-says-terrorist-axe-knife-and-arson-attack-kills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Law Politics Social Issues Technology War Xinjiang Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:45:57 +0000 5823904 at http://www.globalpost.com Unrest in China's Xinjiang kills 21 people http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/unrest-chinas-xinjiang-kills-21-people-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twenty-one people, including police officers and social workers, were killed in violent clashes in China's ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang, officials said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Gun fights broke out in Barchuk county in the west of the province after police went to search the home of locals suspected of possessing illegal knives, a report on Tianshan Net, a government-run news website, said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/unrest-chinas-xinjiang-kills-21-people-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Social Issues Technology War Xinjiang AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:00:38 +0000 5823955 at http://www.globalpost.com China's Xinjiang says "terrorist" axe, knife and arson attack kills 21 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/chinas-xinjiang-says-terrorist-axe-knife-and-arson-attack-kil-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - A confrontation involving axes, knives, at least one gun and ending with the burning down of a house left 21 people dead in China's troubled far-west region of Xinjiang, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday, calling it a "terrorist attack".</p> <p>It was the deadliest violence in the region since July 2009, when Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, was rocked by clashes between majority Han Chinese and minority Uighurs that killed nearly 200 people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/chinas-xinjiang-says-terrorist-axe-knife-and-arson-attack-kil-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Law Politics Social Issues Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:00:47 +0000 5824427 at http://www.globalpost.com US presses China on Uighur rights after unrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/us-presses-china-uighur-rights-after-unrest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Wednesday urged China to safeguard the rights of its Uighur minority and carry out a transparent probe of the latest violence in which 21 people died.</p> <p>State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell called on China to "take steps to reduce tensions and promote long-term stability in Xinjiang," the vast and ethnically divided western region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/us-presses-china-uighur-rights-after-unrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Politics Religion Social Issues Uyghur people AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:01:29 +0000 5824433 at http://www.globalpost.com Unrest in China's Xinjiang region kills 21 people http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/unrest-chinas-xinjiang-region-kills-21-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twenty-one people, including police officers and social workers, were killed in violent clashes in China's ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang, officials said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Gun fights broke out in Barchuk county in the west of the province after police went to search the home of locals suspected of possessing illegal knives, a report on Tianshan Net, a government-run news website, said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/unrest-chinas-xinjiang-region-kills-21-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Politics Social Issues Technology War AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:15:47 +0000 5824498 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese police operation leaves 21 dead, including 15 officers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130424/chinese-police-operation-leaves-21-dead-including-15-officers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Apr 24 (EFE).- The latest outbreak of violence in China's northwestern Xinjiang region has left 21 people dead and several wounded in a clash between authorities and citizens near the city of Kashgar, the main community of the Uyghur ethnic group, Muslims who frequently fight with the country's overwhelmingly dominant Han ethnic group, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon in the town of Banchu, near Kashgar, when several officials burst into a local house seeking "weapons" and found "suspicious individuals" there, officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130424/chinese-police-operation-leaves-21-dead-including-15-officers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Islam in China Kashgar Agencia EFE Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:16:12 +0000 5824635 at http://www.globalpost.com US presses China on Uighur rights after unrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/us-presses-china-uighur-rights-after-unrest-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Wednesday urged China to safeguard the rights of its Uighur minority and carry out a transparent probe of the latest violence in which 21 people died.</p> <p>State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell called on China to "take steps to reduce tensions and promote long-term stability in Xinjiang," the vast and ethnically divided western region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/us-presses-china-uighur-rights-after-unrest-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Turkestan independence movement Islam in China Politics Religion Social Issues Uyghur people AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 03:45:31 +0000 5824732 at http://www.globalpost.com