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Uighur Groups Protest Unrest in China

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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The leader of a U.S.-based Uighur organization says this week’s violence in the restive northwest region of Xinjiang is the result of “oppressive” Chinese policies against ethnic minorities. China’s foreign ministry accused separatists and violent terrorists in the heavily ethnic Uighur region of attacking civilians with knives on Tuesday, in violence that it says killed […]

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China Accuses Ethnic Separatists in Xinjiang Killings

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Chinese Foreign Ministry is accusing separatists in a restive ethnic Uighur region of northwestern China of attacking civilians, in violence that it says has killed at least 20 people — including seven Chinese policemen. Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, speaking Wednesday, accused “violent terrorists” and separatists of launching the latest attacks in the city of […]

Deadly Riots in China’s Troubled Xinjiang Region

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say at least 12 people died Tuesday during violent disturbances in the remote northwestern region of Xinjiang. The official Xinhua news agency says rioters killed 10 people and injured several others in Yecheng County near Kashgar, while two rioters were fatally shot by police. An overseas group representing the region’s mainly Muslim […]

Militants, in Video, Claim Attacks in Xinjiang Cities

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A militant Muslim group has issued a video claiming responsibility for recent attacks that left more than 30 people dead in China’s western Xinjiang region. The video, made available by the SITE Intelligence Group, includes footage of Turkestan Islamic Party leader Abdul Shakoor Damla and a party member who Chinese police say was killed in […]

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China Says it Stopped Xinjiang Expo Plots

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in China’s remote western Xinjiang region say security forces have stopped several plots to sabotage the China-Eurasia Expo, which opened Thursday in the regional capital of Urumqi. Among the dignitaries in attendance are Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva. Zhu Hailun, the head of Urumqi’s Communist Party, told China’s state-run […]

China Launches Police Crackdown in Xinjiang

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Security forces have launched a two-month crackdown in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang in response to a string of deadly incidents. Officials say they have established dozens of police checkpoints throughout Xinjiang, along with around-the-clock street patrols in city squares, bus and train stations and shopping centers. The security crackdown coincides with the annual […]

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China Vows Crackdown on Religious Extremists in Muslim West

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state media say the top official in western Xinjiang region has ordered a harsh crackdown on religious extremists in the heavily Muslim region. The official Xinhua news agency said Monday that Communist Party Secretary Zhang Chunxian has ordered officials to “unswervingly” curb illegal religious activities and crack down on the use of religion to […]

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China Says 14 Uighurs Were Killed in Police Station Assault

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities say police killed 14 people during a battle with Uighur protesters who seized a police station and took hostages in western Xinjiang region this week. The number was made public Wednesday in the first detailed account of Monday’s incident. Officials previously announced only the deaths of two security officers and two hostages. A […]

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Unrest in Xinjiang Claims at Least 4 Lives

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say at least four people were killed Monday when a group attacked a police station in the country’s western Xinjiang region. The official Xinhua news agency said the rioters attacked the police station in the city of Hotan, seizing hostages and setting the building on fire. It said additional police converged on […]

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Rioting in Xinjiang Claims at Least 4 Lives

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say at least four people were killed Monday when rioters attacked a police station in western Xinjiang province. The official Xinhua news agency said the rioters attacked the police station in the city of Hotan, seizing hostages and setting the building on fire. It said additional police converged on the station and […]

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