For more than thirty years, Ainiwa Niyazi devoted his life to China‘s Communist Party, teaching children about the virtues of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping at a school just outside Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang autonomous region – home to Muslim Uighurs. Niyazi was promoted to middle school principal, before becoming the party’s[…]
Spending on security-related construction doubled in 2017 in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of detaining as many as one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, an academic analysis of government expenditure has found. Beijing says its “vocational training centres” in Xinjiang teach employment skills and legal[…]
Beijing has warned its citizens travelling in Turkey to be careful of anti-China protests, saying some tourists have recently been “attacked and disturbed”. The notice, posted on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on Sunday, said there had been “multiple” demonstrations in Turkey targeting the Chinese government. Relations between Turkey[…]
China’s military has vowed to bring “modern civilisation” to the country’s largely Muslim Uighur Xinjiang region, where separatists have been working towards establishing an independent state. The region’s military commander and his aide wrote in an influential journal on Tuesday that the army must help develop the economy of the[…]
Muslims around the world are observing Ramadaan, and some are fasting under appalling circumstances. The Media Review Network’s Suraya Dadoo looks at some of the most disturbing places: CHINA: Until recently the population of Xinjiang, the largest of China’s administrative regions, was mostly Uighur. Most Uighurs are Muslim, and Islam[…]
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