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China hails Xinjiang jobs success as criticism mounts

Bejing - China lauded the success of its vocational and jobs schemes in the troubled Xinjiang region on Thursday, just days after the US government said they were being operated from facilities run like "concentration camps".

US punishes China state-within-state in Xinjiang over rights

Washington - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a major paramilitary group with vast interests in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, accusing it of facilitating widespread abuses against Uighur Muslims.

US slaps sanctions on Chinese paramilitary body in Xinjiang

Washington - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a major paramilitary group with vast interests in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, accusing it of abuses against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups.

Fears for Uighur culture as scholars vanish in China crackdown

Bejing - It has been almost two years since Bugra Arkin's father Aierken was abruptly snatched from his home in China's troubled Xinjiang region by national security agents.

NBA pulls out of Xinjiang project

Shanghai - The National Basketball Association has severed ties to a training centre in China's western Xinjiang region, where Beijing faces growing international condemnation over its treatment of minorities.

New virus cases spark alarm in China's Xinjiang

Shanghai - The capital of China's far-western Xinjiang region curtailed most flights into the city on Friday and has shut down subway and public bus services after several coronavirus infections were detected, government authorities and state-controlled media sai...

China hits top US lawmakers, envoy with sanctions over Xinjiang

Bejing - China on Monday slapped retaliatory sanctions on three senior Republican lawmakers and a US envoy in a deepening row over Beijing's treatment of Uighurs in the western Xinjiang region.

China slaps tit-for-tat sanctions on US lawmakers, envoy over Xinjiang

Bejing - China announced on Monday retaliatory sanctions against three senior Republican lawmakers and a US envoy in a deepening row over Beijing's treatment of Uighurs in the western Xinjiang region.

China forcibly sterilises Uighurs to control population: report

Bejing - Chinese authorities are carrying out forced sterilisations of Uighur and other ethnic minority women in an apparent campaign to curb the population, a study said Monday, triggering swift international condemnation.

China forcibly sterilises Uighurs to control population: report

Bejing - Chinese authorities are carrying out forced sterilisations of women in an apparent campaign to curb the growth of ethnic minority populations in the western Xinjiang region, according to research published Monday.

Beijing vows to shield firms from US sanctions over Xinjiang

Bejing - Beijing on Monday vowed to shield a Chinese government institute and eight companies sanctioned by the US over alleged human rights violations in the restive Xinjiang region, where China is accused of mass repression of mostly Muslim minorities.

US lawmakers seek Xinjiang import ban over forced labor

Washington - US lawmakers on Wednesday proposed a ban on most imports from China's Xinjiang region, charging that goods produced by Uighur forced laborers were easily making their way into the United States.

China took their parents: the Uighur refugee children of Turkey

Istanbul - The school on the outskirts of Istanbul is a rare place where Uighur child refugees from China can study their language and culture.But for several, it has also become an impromptu orphanage.

China ramps up campaign to redefine 'human rights'

Bejing - China is ramping up a global campaign to promote its own vision of human rights, inviting the likes of North Korea and Syria to a forum on the topic and drafting other countries to back its policies at the UN.

China says it will continue 'training' Xinjiang people

Bejing - China on Monday defended its vast network of re-education camps in Xinjiang and said it would continue "training" residents, following explosive government document leaks detailing surveillance and control of the region's Uighur population.

China warns US of a 'price' for Uighur bill

Bejing - China warned Wednesday that a "price must be paid" after the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation seeking sanctions against senior Chinese officials over the crackdown on mainly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang.

TikTok apologises for removing viral Xinjiang clip

Bejing - Chinese-owned app TikTok has admitted it briefly removed a viral video that condemned Beijing's crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang and apologised to the US teen who posted the clip.In a post that has now been seen 1.

New leak reveals how China runs Xinjiang camps

Bejing - Leaked government documents outlining the need to prevent escape, double lock doors and constantly monitor detainees in China's network of internment camps in Xinjiang refute Beijing's defence of "vocational education centres" in the region, experts sa...

China defends Xinjiang crackdown after massive document leak

Bejing - China on Monday vowed it would "never be soft" in its crackdown in Xinjiang, after a massive leak of government documents shed new light on the mass detention of Muslims in the far-west region.

Leaked China documents reveal 'no mercy' in Xinjiang: NYT

Bejing - A rare and huge leak of Chinese government documents has shed new light on a security crackdown on Muslims in China's Xinjiang region, where President Xi Jinping ordered officials to act with "absolutely no mercy" against separatism and extremism, The ...

Uighur musician listed for China show year after disappearance

Bejing - A prominent Uighur musician who was rumoured to have disappeared into a re-education camp in China's northwest Xinjiang will perform in Shanghai next month, the event organiser said Monday.

China slams 'sinister intentions' of US visa curbs on Xinjiang

Bejing - Beijing on Wednesday decried a US decision to restrict visas for Chinese officials linked to the repression of Xinjiang Muslims, and called on Washington to withdraw the measure.

Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state

China is destroying burial grounds where generations of Uighur families have been laid to rest, leaving behind human bones and broken tombs in what activists call an effort to eradicate the ethnic group's identity in Xinjiang.

US curbs China officials' visas, demands end to Uighur 'repression'

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it would curb visas for Chinese officials until Beijing ends its "repression" of Uighurs and other Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang, a day after imposing commercial restrictions.

US restricts visas to China officials over Uighur 'repression'

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it would curb visas for Chinese officials over "repression" of Uighurs and other Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang, a day after imposing commercial restrictions.

China blasts US blacklist over Xinjiang as 'groundless'

Bejing - China hit back at the United States on Tuesday over the blacklisting of 28 Chinese entities accused of being implicated in rights violations against mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region, saying the claims are "groundless".

Arrests jump in China's Xinjiang amid crackdown

Bejing - The number of people arrested and imprisoned in China's Xinjiang skyrocketed in 2017, according to official data, as Beijing tightens its grip on the troubled region with surveillance and mass detentions.

Kazakhstan court frees anti-Beijing activist

Almaty - A rights activist in Kazakhstan who faced seven years imprisonment over his outspoken opposition to neighbouring China was unexpectedly freed Friday as public and international pressure over his case mounted.

Kazakhstan court frees renowned anti-Beijing activist

Almaty - A rights activist in Kazakhstan who faced seven years imprisonment over his outspoken opposition to neighbouring China was unexpectedly freed Friday as public and international pressure over his case mounted.

Chinese Uighur refugee fears deportation from Turkey

Istanbul - A Chinese Muslim refugee has told AFP he is terrified he may be sent back to China after being detained in a deportation centre near Istanbul for more than two months.
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