China courts put reporter on trial, reject Uighur scholar's appeal

 An outspoken Chinese journalist went on trial on Friday accused of revealing state secrets as a court rejected an appeal by a prominent Uighur scholar whose life sentence on separatism charges had sparked an outcry from the West.

China targets "wild imams" in mass public sentencing

China has jailed almost two dozen people including "wild imams" who preach illegally in the western region of Xinjiang where the government says Islamists are waging a violent campaign for a separate state, Chinese media reported on Tuesday.

Mayor in China`s Xinjiang probed for graft: Govt

The Uighur mayor of a violence-racked city in China`s far-western Xinjiang region is being investigated for corruption, a government notice said, as central authorities broaden their highly publicised anti-graft probe.

China probes Uighur mayor of restive Xinjiang city for graft

The ethnic Uighur mayor of a major city in China`s unruly far-western region of Xinjiang is being investigated for corruption, state media said on Thursday, one of the few minority officials to be caught up in the government`s war on graft.

Schools in China`s Xinjiang to discourage religion at home

Schools in China`s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region, where a series of attacks has left hundreds dead in recent months, said they would actively discourage religious practice at home, state-run media reported Wednesday.

China broadcaster says Xinjiang attack mastermind sought Islamic state

A mastermind of violence in China`s Xinjiang region in which almost 100 people were killed sought to establish an Islamic state, official media said on Wednesday, reinforcing government warnings about an Islamist threat.

Policewoman killed in China's Xinjiang: State media

  Two "thugs" stabbed to death a policewoman in the Chinese region of Xinjiang where the government says Islamists are using violence to campaign for a separate state, media reported on Monday.

155 Chinese Muslim Uighur immigrants detained in Malaysia

Malaysia has detained 155 Uighur immigrants from China's volatile Muslim-majority Xinjiang province as part of its attempts to beef-up efforts to prevent militants from joining the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq, official media here reported.

China Uighur scholar appeals life sentence: Lawyer

A prominent Chinese scholar from the Uighur ethnic group who was jailed for life because of remarks he made in university classes has appealed the verdict, his lawyer said on Friday.

Uighur scholar`s life sentence in China will chill dissent: Experts

China`s sentencing of a leading Uighur academic to life in prison is an ominous turning point that will deter other intellectuals and risks silencing debate on Beijing`s handling of ethnic issues including Tibet, experts say.

Uighur scholar sentenced to life urges `peace` from prison: Lawyer

A prominent Uighur academic sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday called for "peace", his lawyer said, as Western powers accused Beijing of silencing a moderate voice.

US, EU outrage over life sentence for Uighur scholar

Outraged Western powers have rounded on China over a life sentence handed to a prominent Uighur academic, accusing Beijing of silencing a moderate voice in a move that analysts say risks inflaming tensions in the restive Xinjiang region.

China jails Uighur scholar for life for `separatism`

A prominent academic from China`s mostly-Muslim Uighur minority was jailed for life Tuesday for "separatism", sparking international outrage over the "harsh" response to criticism of Beijing`s policies in the restive Xinjiang region.

Heavy security as China puts Uighur professor on trial for separatism

Chinese authorities imposed tight security in Urumqi Wednesday for the separatism trial of a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority, as critics warned the prosecution will worsen tensions in violence-wracked Xinjiang.

Three condemned to death for `China`s 9/11` mass stabbing

Three people were condemned to death on Friday and one given life in prison for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people in China, state television said, an attack authorities blamed on separatists from largely Muslim Xinjiang.

Beards, veils banned from buses in China`s Xinjinag

A city in China`s restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buses, as the government battles unrest with a policy that critics said discriminates against Muslims.

37 civilians, 59 `terrorists` killed in earlier China attack: Media

Chinese state media said that 37 civilians and 59 "terrorists" had been killed in a terror attack in Xinjiang, home to China`s mainly Muslim Uighur minority, earlier in the week.

Chinese prosecutors charge Uighur academic with separatism

Chinese prosecutors on Wednesday brought charges of separatism against a prominent ethnic Uighur academic detained since early this year and whose case has drawn international criticism.

Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash

A clash in China`s far western region of Xinjiang, home to the country`s mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead and wounded, an exile group said on Wednesday.

China identifies suspects of suicide bombing attack in Xinjiang : Xinhua

Chinese police have identified five suspects who carried out a suicide bombing in the deadliest attack in the country`s restive Xinjiang region in years, the official Xinhua news agency reported.