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China pushes inter-ethnic marriage in Xinjiang assimilation drive

Experts term latest efforts an attempt to erase Muslim culture

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May 17, 2019


Muslims face tight Ramazan curbs in Xinjiang

It is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority

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May 8, 2019


Xinjiang crackdown at the heart of China’s Belt and Road

Authorities have banned a number of Muslim practices in Xinjiang

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May 3, 2019


Uighur wives of Pakistanis forced to ‘eat pork, drink alcohol’

Their wives cannot leave Xinjiang for three months

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April 30, 2019


China defends Xinjiang policies at UN

It rejected criticism of mass detainment of Muslims

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March 16, 2019


China says UN observers welcome to Xinjiang, with conditions

UN believes over 1mn Muslims are held in Chinese re-education camps

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January 7, 2019


Pakistan defends China’s ‘mistreatment’ of Muslim women in Xinjiang province

Blames international media for misreporting issue

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December 20, 2018


China is educating, not mistreating, Muslims: Chinese official

China is establishing professional training centers, the official said

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September 13, 2018


Muslims in China’s ‘Little Mecca’ fear eradication of Islam

Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Mecca”, but they have undergone a profound change — no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AFP they fear is a deliberate move to eradicate Islam, the atheist ruling Communist Party has banned minors…

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July 16, 2018


China looks to bolster militancy fight at security summit

China will seek to bolster the fight against extremism at a regional security summit this weekend with some of its closest diplomatic allies, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Jointly led by Russia and China, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was launched in 2001 to combat radical Islam and other security concerns in their own countries…

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June 7, 2018


Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan

QUETTA: Two Chinese nationals working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China’s state media said, in an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing’s multi-billion dollar investment in the country.  The abductions happened in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Balochistan province, which is at the heart of the $50 billion China Pakistan…

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May 24, 2017


China bans religious names for Muslim babies

BEIJING: Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have banned dozens of baby names with religious meanings that are widely used by Muslims elsewhere in the world, according to Radio Free Asia. RFA said that its sources in Hotan, in the southern part of the region, had previously detailed a list of banned names…

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April 25, 2017


Why is CPEC important for Pakistan?

  Written By: Javed Mirza   India-US ties warming up rapidly and joining Shanghai Cooperation Organization under the Modi government, Pakistan faces possible further weakening in Central and  South Asia. However, Pakistan will be able to enhance its strategic importance as a bridge and linkage between the European, Asian and African continents with the implementation of…

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October 20, 2015


Pakistan says has eliminated Uighur militants from territory

BEIJING: Pakistan has eliminated all members of the Uighur militant group the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) from its territory, but must remain vigilant to ensure they don’t return, the country’s defence minister said in Beijing on Sunday. China blames ETIM for carrying out attacks in its far western region of Xinjiang. China, Pakistan’s only…

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October 18, 2015


Pakistan says will help China fight Xinjiang militants

BEIJING: Pakistan will help China with its fight against extremists Beijing says are active in its unruly far western region of Xinjiang, the country's prime minister said on Saturday during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. China blames the East Turkestan Islamic Movement for carrying out attacks in Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur…

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November 8, 2014


Imam of China's biggest mosque killed in Xinjiang

BEIJING: The head of a China's largest mosque was murdered after conducting morning prayers, the local government in the far western region of Xinjiang said Thursday, amid intensifying violence in the turbulent region. Jume Tahir, the government-appointed imam of the 600-year-old Id Kah mosque in the city of Kashgar, was killed Wednesday by “three thugs…

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July 31, 2014


13 shot dead in Xinjiang bomb attack on police: govt

BEIJING: Chinese police Saturday shot dead 13 “thugs” in restive Xinjiang after they drove into a police building and set off an explosion, a regional government website said. “Today thugs crashed a car into the public security building of Kargilik county in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture and set off an explosion. Police took decisive action and…

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June 21, 2014


Five suicide bombers carried out Xinjiang attack: China

URUMQI, China: Five suicide bombers carried out the attack which killed 31 people in the capital of China's troubled Xinjiang region, state media reported a day after the deadliest terrorist attack to date in the region. The incident, which occurred in Urumqi on Thursday morning, was the second suicide attack in the capital in just…

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May 23, 2014


China: 31 dead in Xinjiang terrorist attacks

BEIJING: Attackers killed at least 31 people Thursday when they ploughed two vehicles into a market and threw explosives in the capital of China's Xinjiang region, in what authorities called the latest “severe terrorist incident” to hit the Muslim Uighur homeland. More than 90 people were also wounded when two off-road vehicles drove into a…

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May 22, 2014


Twelve dead in fresh violence in China's Xinjiang

BEIJING: Chinese police shot dead six people during a “terrorist” attack in the restive western region of Xinjiang and six more died when explosives they were carrying detonated, state media said, as officials accused a prominent academic of aiding militants.Police came under attack on Friday by a group throwing explosive devices in Xinhe county, the…

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January 26, 2014


China blames religious extremism for attack in Xinjiang

BEIJING: Chinese police said the nine people responsible for a deadly “terrorist attack” in the western region of Xinjiang were promoting religious extremism, state media reported on Tuesday.Xinjiang is home to a Turkic-speaking, Muslim people known as Uighurs, some of whom resent what they see as oppressive treatment by the government.The Xinjiang government said police…

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December 31, 2013