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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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`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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.