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[13 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in The ExpressTribune, sept 13, 2017
BEIJING: China is facing heightened threats from foreign infiltration via religion and from the spread of extremism, a top official for religious affairs said on Tuesday, after strict new rules were passed to manage religious practice in the country.
President Xi Jinping has emphasized the need to guard against foreign infiltration through religion and to prevent the spread of ‘extremist’ ideology, while also being tolerant of traditional faiths that he sees as a salve to social ills. China’s parliament last week passed updated rules …

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[13 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua in Global Times, Sept12, 2017 at 23:26 hrs
China’s armed police on Tuesday completed an anti-terror exercise in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The exercise, held simultaneously in several locations including Aksu, Kashgar, Urumqi and Yili over the past three and half days, included more than 10,000 people, according to a military statement.
The exercise examined the force’s ability to carry out missions in complicated environments such as in deserts, plateaus and mountainous regions, as well as nighttime operations, it said.http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1066111.shtml

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[7 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Shan Jie in Global Times, Mar 6, 2017 at 21:48:39
Police in the city of Kashgar, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region plan to offer an attractive package to thousands of new recruits.
An online recruitment site of the Human Resources and Social Security Bureau in Kashgar, Kashgar prefecture shows that the police in the city of Kashgar will recruit 3,000 men aged between 18 and 35, according to a notice posted on the government website on Sunday.
The police stations will be located along streets and residential communities, according to news …

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[14 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

China has restored full internet access in its far western Xinjiang region on Friday, the local government said, ending 10 months of blocked or limited access following deadly ethnic rioting there last July.
The curbs had been widely criticised by Western human rights advocates. Besides restricting communication, the curbs had also hurt commerce in the region, home to about 20 million people, mainly Uighurs – a Muslim people native to Xinjiang and culturally tied to Central Asia and Turkey.
The local government said it restored services “to meet the needs of maintaining …

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[14 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

BEIJING — Full Internet service was restored to the vast western Chinese region of Xinjiang on Friday, 10 months after it was blocked following deadly ethnic rioting that convulsed the regional capital, Urumqi. The blockage was the longest and most widespread in China since the Internet became readily available throughout the country a decade ago.
The announcement was made in the morning, and many residents in cities across Xinjiang took the day off from school or work to rush to Internet cafes, where they pored through months of unread e-mail messages …

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[8 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Uighur leader killed in Pakistan: Rehman Malik
BEIJING: Pakistan and China have “broken the back” of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which China accuses of orchestrating attacks in its restive Xinjiang region, Pakistan’s Interior Minister said in Beijing on Friday.
An alleged leader of the group, about which little is known, has been killed, Rehman Malik said at the end of a visit to discuss security cooperation between the two countries.
China has granted long-standing ally Pakistan a $180 million loan to purchase police equipment, including armoured personnel carriers and bullet-proof jackets, …

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[24 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

By Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri
There are varying figures on the number of total Muslim population currently residing in different parts of China. According to information for the years 1912-49, they were said to be around 50 million but subsequent data in 1990 placed the total number of Muslims at around 17 million due to their migration to neighbouring Central Asian Republics and influx of Han Chinese promoted by the government. Muslim population in China may be divided into two large groups: Hui—- who are descendents from Central Asian, Arab, and …

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[7 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

HONG KONG—Two prominent members of the exiled Turkic-speaking Uyghur community, many of whom oppose Chinese rule in their homeland, are on the run from the authorities following police raids on their homes.
Omer and Akbar Khan, who co-founded a charity to teach Pakistani Uyghurs their own language in the northern city of Rawalpindi, said they had fled from police after neighbors told them their close relatives had been detained for several hours.
“We didn’t do anything wrong, but we have decided to stay away from the police for some time, because of …

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[13 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

By Irfan Shahzad
The deadly unprecedented riots in, Urumqi, capital of China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region come at a very peculiar time. There is enough evidence to say that the riots were certainly not a result simply of what can be termed as a quite controllable dispute between the co-workers in a toy factory. The events of last few weeks in the countries bordering Xinjiang, seemingly well choreographed, clearly appear linked with what happened this past weekend in the energy rich but ethnically and geographically “vulnerable” autonomous region of China. US …