News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox


US adds 28 Chinese entities to trade blacklist over abuses in Xinjiang

The organisations, including Zhejiang Dahua Technology, IFLYTEK Co, Xiamen Meiya Pico Information Co, and Yixin Science and Technology Co., have been implicated in China's campaign targeting Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in the autonomous region of Xinjiang.

Oct 08, 2019, 11:22 AM IST

37 countries, including Pakistan and Saudi, defend China in UN letter over Xinjiang

UN ambassadors from 37 countries, including Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, have released a letter defending China`s "contribution to the international human rights cause" in the Xinjiang region, in direct response to Western criticism earlier this week.

Jul 13, 2019, 11:04 AM IST

1.5 million Muslims could be detained in China's Xinjiang: Academic

A leading researcher on China`s ethnic policies said on Wednesday that an estimated 1.5 million Uighurs and other Muslims could be held in so-called re-education centres in Xinjiang region, up from his earlier figure of 1 million.

Mar 14, 2019, 06:55 AM IST

China hurries to deny 1,000-km Brahmaputra tunnel reports, promises cross-border river cooperation

Beijing’s swift denial comes after Indian news media picked up on the report published by the South China Morning Post, a popular English daily based in Hong Kong. 

Oct 31, 2017, 15:22 PM IST

China mulling 1,000-km tunnel to divert Brahmaputra water from Tibet to Xinjiang: Reports

India has flagged its concerns to Beijing about various dams being built by it on Brahmaputra river.

Oct 30, 2017, 23:39 PM IST

Eight killed in China earthquake

At least eight people were killed and 23 others injured on Thursday after an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted China`s Xinjiang region, officials said.

May 11, 2017, 11:49 AM IST

Syria says up to 5,000 Chinese Uighurs fighting in militant groups

Up to 5,000 ethnic Uighurs from China`s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang are fighting in various militant groups in Syria, the Syrian ambassador to China said on Monday, adding that Beijing should be extremely concerned about it.

May 08, 2017, 15:29 PM IST

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

In a big development, China banned a dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang.

Apr 25, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

Here's how Pakistan's `friend` China treats its Muslim citizens

Pakistan, the all-weather ally of China, has chosen to stay mum on the ordeal of Muslims in Xinjiang.

Apr 20, 2017, 14:55 PM IST

`Pakistan conveniently silent on brutal killing of Muslims in China's Xinjiang`

Pakistan, which has deemed itself as the self-acclaimed torch-bearer of Islam, has throughout this ordeal not only looked the other way but also embraced China`s crimes.

Apr 20, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

China bans burqas, abnormal beards in Muslim province of Xinjiang

London: China, on Friday banned burqas, veils and abnormal beards in a Muslim province claiming that it is a crackdown on religious extremism.

Apr 01, 2017, 11:52 AM IST

China sets rules on beards, veils to combat extremism in Xinjiang

China will step up a campaign against religious extremism in the far western region of Xinjiang on Saturday by implementing a range of measures, including prohibiting "abnormal" beards, the wearing of veils in public places and the refusal to watch state television.

Mar 30, 2017, 10:25 AM IST

Security situation in China's Xinjiang can worsen: New report

China has deployed a vast number of security forces, including its counterterrorism forces in Xinjiang.

Mar 21, 2017, 14:18 PM IST

China's Xi calls for 'great wall of iron' to safeguard restive Xinjiang

Xi made the comments at a meeting of Xinjiang`s lawmakers on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing.  

Mar 10, 2017, 18:17 PM IST

Islamic State militants from China vow to return home and "shed blood like rivers"

The Islamic State video showed fighters, including heavily-armed children, giving speeches, praying, and killing other "informants".

Mar 01, 2017, 11:52 AM IST

China holds mass police rally in Xinjiang as hundreds sent to anti-terror "frontline"

Rights groups and exiles say anger at tightening Chinese controls on the religion and culture of Uighurs is to blame for violence in the region, though China routinely denies any repression.

Feb 28, 2017, 10:12 AM IST

Chinese police shoot dead three "terror" suspects in Xinjiang

Chinese police shot dead three "violent terror" suspects in the western Xinjiang region, the government said on Monday, the latest clash with Islamist militants who the government says want to break the region away from China.

Jan 09, 2017, 11:12 AM IST

Five killed in attack in China's Xinjiang

Attackers drove a car into a government building in China`s unruly far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday and set off an explosive device killing one person, while all four of the attackers were shot dead, the regional government said.

Dec 29, 2016, 11:19 AM IST

CPEC made remarkable progress after full implementation: China

China's official media on Tuesday played down the growing criticism within Pakistan over the USD 46 billion CPEC.

Dec 27, 2016, 19:07 PM IST

China dismisses report of military patrols in Afghanistan

China is also working with Pakistan and the United States to broker peace talks to end Afghanistan`s Taliban insurgency that has raged there for 15 years.

Nov 30, 2016, 16:46 PM IST