Xinjiang

Former Muslim leader imprisoned at China's largest mosque in Xinjiang: Report

Several reports have revealed that the Chinese government has detained millions of Muslim Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang internment camps for opposing growing state surveillance under the re-education campaign.

May 24, 2021, 13:07 PM IST

EU parliament halts China investment ratification until Beijing lifts sanctions

"With its sanctions, China has miscalculated. They should learn from their mistakes and rethink. Because of China`s sanctions, the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment has been put into the freezer," said Reinhard Butikofer, a German EU lawmaker.

May 21, 2021, 16:18 PM IST

US lawmakers call for US and world leaders to boycott China's 2022 Olympics

US lawmakers have been increasingly vocal about an Olympic boycott or venue change. They want the US and other world leaders to shun the games and not remain silent on genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China. 

May 19, 2021, 11:19 AM IST

Mosques being demolished in China to build a 'beautiful Xinjiang'

The condition of religious freedom to Uyghurs in China can be drawn by the number of functioning Mosques in the Xinjiang region. Most of the mosques have been partially or completely demolished. Those which are functional, are under surveillance.

May 14, 2021, 10:23 AM IST

China uses coercive policies in Xinjiang to drive down Uyghur birth rates, says Australian think tank

Xinjiang`s birth rate dropped by nearly half from 2017 to 2019, and counties where the population was predominately Uyghur or another minority group saw much sharper declines than other counties, think tank said. 

May 13, 2021, 15:14 PM IST

Uyghurs editors' families slam Chinese documentary to 'grossly mispresent' them

The Chinese state media last month aired a 10-minute documentary, accusing former Uyghur publishing officials and senior editors of incorporating extremist "separatist thoughts" into children`s educational materials as early as 2003, wrote Asim Kashgarian for Voice of America.

May 12, 2021, 10:11 AM IST

21 miners trapped in China's Xinjiang coal mine, rescue operation on

A section of the mine filled with water, leading to power outages just after 6 p.m. (1000 GMT) on Saturday when 29 miners were working at the site in Hutubi county. 

Apr 11, 2021, 15:29 PM IST

China sanctions US and Canadian bodies over Xinjiang

China imposed sanctions against two American religious rights officials and one Canadian lawmaker in response to sanctions imposed by the United States and Canada over Xinjiang. 

Mar 28, 2021, 08:22 AM IST

Joe Biden's first hit at China as President, voices concern over Hong Kong crackdown, human rights abuse in Xinjiang

During the phone call, Biden shared his greetings and well wishes with the Chinese people on the occasion of Lunar New Year. Biden affirmed his priorities of protecting the American people's security, prosperity, health, and way of life, and preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific, the White House said in a readout of the call.

Feb 11, 2021, 09:47 AM IST

How China changed demography of East Turkistan now referred to as ‘Xinjiang’

China prefers to call East Turkistan by its colonial name ‘Xinjiang’ as part of well strategized propaganda.

Oct 31, 2020, 09:04 AM IST

Chinese Muslims's battle to protect holy Quran from Xi Jinping's Communist govt

The recent such incident was reported from Aidarly village of the Panfilov district of Almaty where a few Muslims disposed of their Quran books in the Ili river.

Oct 24, 2020, 13:03 PM IST

China's Wang Yi tells other countries not to interfere in Chinese internal affairs

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian earlier said that in a meeting with Wang-Yi he had reminded him of Paris` deep concerns about the worsening human rights situation in those two regions.

Aug 30, 2020, 19:13 PM IST

China demolishes mosque to construct public toilet in Xinjiang, Pakistan remains silent

A public toilet has been erected on the site of a demolished mosque in Atush (in Chinese, Atushi) city, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Some observers believe it is a mission of the Chinese Communist Party aimed at breaking the spirit of Uyghur Muslims. But China's 'good' friend Pakistan pretends it doesn't even know what's going on in Xinjiang and has failed to respond to the development so far. 

Aug 18, 2020, 13:26 PM IST

Pakistan internal study on Uighurs suggests China take confidence building measures

The internal assessment of the public sentiment on the atrocities against Uighurs Muslims by Chinese in Xinjiang saw religious Urdu journals being more vocal about it matter.

Aug 02, 2020, 18:59 PM IST

Exclusive: Pakistan assessment finds seething anger in religious journals over situation of Uyghurs Muslims in China

The main objective of the Pakistani assessment was to manage the reaction and control any overt activity that may cause embarrassment for both Pakistan and China on the Uyghur issue. 

Jul 31, 2020, 14:26 PM IST

UN experts call for steps to protect fundamental freedoms in China, raise ethnic minorities' issue in Xinjiang, Tibet

The UN experts have also communicated about the alleged sexual harassment and assault of women protesters in police stations and the alleged harassment of health care workers

Jun 26, 2020, 22:29 PM IST

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