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When news emerged last July that residents in Xinjiang, located in the northwestern frontiers of China, were required to install a surveillance app onto their mobile phones, it drew the attention of the Open Technology Fund (OTF), a U.S. government-funded program that researches and develops ... Spyware
Since April 2017, Uyghurs accused of harboring "strong religious views" and "politically incorrect" views have been jailed or detained in re-education camps throughout Xinjiang, where members of the ethnic group have long complained of pervasive discrimination, religious repression, and ...

Commuters planning a ride on the first metro line in the Chinese city of Urumqi in Xinjiang will have to show identification documents to buy tickets, the latest addition to a long list of intrusive restrictions in the restive region, according to rights activists. Though mandatory for long-distance train rides ... China
Gilgit Baltistan, 10 APRIL, 2018: - Anger and distress against Chinese are brewing among families in Gilgit Baltistan following news being received of Uighur women in Xinjiang province being arrested. Xinjiang's proximity to Gilgit Baltistan has seen both of these regions sharing long historical, cultural ...
Two U.S. lawmakers have called on U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad to visit northwest China's Xinjiang region and gather information on senior officials responsible for the mass surveillance and detention of ethnic Uyghurs to determine whether Washington should level sanctions against them.

The development in Xinjiang came as Beijing is trying to discipline the borrowing activities of local authorities and to curb illicit debt in various forms. The Central Economic and Financial Commission made clear on its first meeting on Monday that local governments and state-owned enterprises must ...
The Chinese government will spend 1.875 billion yuan (US$298.43 million) to improve irrigation systems in the heavily ethnic Uygur part of the violence-prone region of Xinjiang, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday. The government has increasingly turned its focus to development in ...
China has rolled out one of the world's most aggressive policing programmes in the Uygurs' homeland of Xinjiang, a vast region in the country's northwest. Chinese officials say the crackdown is necessary to stamp out a decades-long separatist movement and, more recently, Islamic extremism seeping ... protest
Xinjiang deputy party secretary Zhu Hailun on Tuesday said the government would continue its campaign against separatists, and that the troubled far western region was "stable" thanks to its efforts. Speaking at the Xinjiang delegation meeting during the National People's Congress in Beijing, the ...
Citizens of Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, ride the city's first subway line on Tuesday. The subway line is set for trial runs in June this year and will reduce travel time from the city center to the city's international airport to less than half an hour. The metro line runs ...
China has allegedly detained dozens of Chinese Muslim women in its restive Xinjiang province, located in the north-western part of the country, for marrying Pakistani men belonging to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region of Pakistan. This issue was addressed in a unanimously passed resolution of the ...
HONG KONG — The Chinese authorities have detained relatives of at least five reporters who covered an extensive crackdown in the Xinjiang region for Radio Free Asia, the United States-based broadcaster has said, raising questions about an intimidation and retaliation campaign. The five journalists all ...
Unidentified sources inside Xinjiang described to Human Rights Watch the computer and mobile app interfaces of the IJOP software that tracks almost all citizens of the Turkic-speaking Muslim Uighur ethnic minority and stores detailed information including their travel history, prayer habits, the number of ...
Nine years later, Xinjiang has seen the widespread implementation of sophisticated high-tech surveillance and monitoring technology, what BuzzFeed called "a 21st century police state." But what happens in Xinjiang does not stay in Xinjiang. The technologies piloted there are already spreading across all ...
China's northwestern region of Xinjiang is planning a poverty relief scheme targeting its 22 poorest counties, state-run Xinhua reported on Sunday. Xinjiang, a huge region bordering Central Asia, has long been a security focus for Beijing, which has led a massive security clampdown there after deadly ...
GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) through a unanimous resolution has called for the federal government to take urgent steps for the release of over 50 Chinese wives of GB men detained in neighbouring Xinjiang province of China. Over 50 citizens of GB, most of them affiliated with ...

The issue of the detention of the spouses of GB men in neighboring Xinjiang province of China, on suspicion of their links to religious extremist groups is an indicator of the latent volatility of the GB-Xinjiang annex and its implications for the future of CPEC and stability in the disputed province. GB is crucial ...
A Uyghur woman from a remote northwestern corner of the Xinjiang region of China was recently hauled off to a political re-education camp set up to punish members of her Muslim ethnic group deemed disloyal to China. Her crime: answering a phone call from a relative whose number was on a ...
URUMQI, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region received 1.76 million domestic tourists during Spring Festival holiday, up 16 percent year on year. The tourists spent 2 billion yuan (314 million U.S. dollars) during the week-long holiday ending Wednesday, up over 28 ...
In July 2009, deadly riots broke out in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, China. Nearly 200 people died, the majority ethnic Han Chinese, and thousands of Chinese troops were brought in to quell the riots. An information battle soon followed, as mobile phone and internet service was cut off in the entire ...
“Dalai surrogates” in Tibet and Xinjiang “separatists” are among the groups of people targeted by regional governments in China's latest national crackdown on “organised crime”. The authorities in the autonomous regions issued notices identifying the targets after a closed-door meeting of the Communist ...
China's northwestern region of Xinjiang is planning a poverty relief scheme targeting its 22 poorest counties, state-run Xinhua reported on Sunday. Xinjiang, a huge region bordering Central Asia, has long been a security focus for Beijing, which has led a massive security clampdown there after deadly ...
Xinjiang is home to about 10 million Uighur Muslims who say they routinely face discrimination along with cultural and religious repression. Beijing denies the allegations. Hundreds of people have been killed in Xinjiang in violence between Uighurs, who speak a Turkic language, and migrants from the ...
URUMQI, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- New energy power generation surged last year in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as local authorities sought to reduce reliance on coal to improve the energy mix. Wind and solar power generation rose 42 percent and 54 percent to 31.3 billion kwh and ...
Ashaltor is one of over 30 hostels, known locally as "transit houses," on the remote 2,200-square-km Bawzader pasture in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Just like hostels, they provide food and shelter to herders who come to the pasture in winter when the sunshine is abundant, and the deep valleys ...
Before Urumqi airport became licensed as a designated port of entry for imported chilled and fresh aquatic products last year, it took seven to 10 days for such imports to be transferred to inland Xinjiang after arriving on the southeast coast. The 1,150 kilograms of seafood represents the first time that ...
Authorities in Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi), in northwest China's Xinjiang region, have launched an anti-religion propaganda drive through local police ... social media channel, suggesting the launch of a campaign in the prefecture, which has one of Xinjiang's largest concentrations of Uyghur Muslims.
BEIJING, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Anti-secession and anti-terrorism efforts should be a priority in Xinjiang to ensure enduring peace and stability, said Chen Quanguo, the Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Chen called for strengthening border control to safeguard ...
The first shipment of about 1,150 kilograms of seafood imported directly from Pakistan has arrived in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Pakistani newspaper the Express Tribune said. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has received an increasing amount of ...
6 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (GAC Group) Tuesday began production at its car plant in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in ... With an annual production capacity of 50,000 units, the first phase of the assembly plant in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, will produce GAC's Trumpchi GS4.
Railway police in Zhengzhou, the capital of central China's Henan province, are the first in the country to start using facial recognition eyewear to screen passengers, the online arm of Party newspaper People's Daily reported Monday. Security personnel at Zhengzhou East Railway Station donned the new ...
More than 100,000 Uyghur Muslims are estimated to be detained in so-called “re-education” centers in China's Western Xinjiang region, according to human rights groups. Tens of thousands of people are allegedly detained in the city of Kashgar alone. The facilities are reportedly squalid and overcrowded, ...
URUMQI, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- About 4,500 cultural relics were unearthed in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in 2017, authorities said. Archaeologists found the items in 0.741 hectares of historical ruins, where 927 tombs were excavated last year, according to a seminar held Monday.
The party considers Uighurs, the Turkic-speaking ethnic group native to the nominally autonomous region of Xinjiang, to be dangerous separatists. The Qing Empire conquered Xinjiang in the 18th century. The territory then slipped from Beijing's control, until the Communists reoccupied it with Soviet help in ...
Xinjiang will be a key focus in enforcing a revised religious regulation, which calls for fighting extremism and overseas infiltration, a senior religious official said Tuesday. ... Zhu noted that Xinjiang, where challenges from extremism are severe, is a key focus for future law enforcement of the regulation.
URUMQI, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- The central government has allocated a total of 27.07 billion yuan (about 4.27 billion U.S. dollars) to northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to improve local people's livelihoods this year, the regional government announced Wednesday. Of the total, about 7.4 ...
BEIJING : China's Defense Minister Chang Wanquan vowed to “firmly maintain Xinjiang's stability” and “build an iron wall to enhance border defense” when visiting the region as Chinese experts praised improvements for making the region the safest place in China. Chang visited border posts, examination ...
Thousands of residents of southern Xinjiang Autonomous Region in Northwest China have been relocated to work in other regions of China in what Chinese ... Poverty alleviation in Xinjiang is more difficult compared to other places as not only are some places extremely poor but there are "ethnic issues ...
BEIJING, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Jan, 2018 ):Enhancing border facilities and control in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region was vital in maintaining social stability and long-term peace, China's defense chief said. State Councilor and Defense Minster Chang Wanquan ordered local ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - Unrelenting risks of "terror" and separatist activity in China's far western region of Xinjiang require a prolonged security crackdown ... China says Xinjiang faces a serious threat from Islamic extremists and separatists who plot violent attacks and stir up tensions between the mostly Muslim ...
URUMQI, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- China's westernmost Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region welcomed a record high of 107 million tourists in 2017, up 32.4 percent year on year. The number was announced by Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the Xinjiang regional government, when he delivered a government work ...
BEIJING • China's violence-prone far-western region of Xinjiang will build a "Great Wall" along its borders to prevent infiltration of militants from outside the country, state media reported yesterday, citing the regional governor. Hundreds of people have been killed in Xinjiang in the past few years in violence ...
The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will step up border control measures this year to create a "Great Wall" along its 5,700-kilometer border to prevent the penetration of extremism, separatism and terrorism from abroad, the region's chairman said on Monday. "We will try our best to leave no gaps or blind ...
URUMQI, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Some 114 small coal mines were closed in northwest China's coal-rich Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region last year to cut outdated production capacity, local authorities said Saturday. These collieries, each with an annual production capacity of less than 300,000 tonnes, have ...
URUMQI, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Bank of Beijing has recently opened a branch in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, aimed at supporting the development of the local cultural and creative industries. The branch is the first in the region to specifically provide financial ...
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China will complete its network of expressways to link all 15 prefectures and cities in the region by the end of 2018. In addition, the region will improve 15,000 kilometers of rural roads, according to officials from the Transport Department of Xinjiang Uygur ...
BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Courtney Fortson contributed 29 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists to Guangsha on Friday's Chinese Basketball Association league (CBA), helping the bellwether defeat Xinjiang 118-94. Hu Jinqiu inspired Guangsha to a 7-2 run at the beginning of the match. The defending ...
Since April 2017, Uyghurs accused of harboring “extremist” and “politically incorrect” views have been jailed or detained in re-education camps throughout Xinjiang, where members of the ethnic group have long complained of pervasive discrimination, religious repression, and cultural suppression under ...
News of the surveillance program comes soon after the revelation that government authorities had been collecting the biometric data of all Xinjiang residents through an ostensible health program called 'Physicals for All'. Xinjian is home to a sizeable minority of Uyghur Muslims whom Chinese authorities ...


 

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