3.6 earthquake hits Pishan County, Xinjiang

According to Xinjiang Seismological Bureau Network, a 3.6 earthquake occurred in Pishan County, Xinjiang at 9:02 am (Beijing time), Mar 8. The epicenter of earthquake was located at latitude 37.6°N, 78.7°E, report on the casualties and property losses has not yet received.

Dozens of arrests after violence in Xinjiang

Dozens of arrests after violence in Xinjiang

Security forces in China have made dozens of arrests following clashes in the region of Xinjiang on Tuesday. Xinhua news agency reported that twelve people had died in Yecheng County, near the city of Kashgar, where in recent months have seen an escalation of tension between Uighur and Han. Xinhua said that ten of the […]

Further violence and ethnic tensions in Xinjiang

Further violence and ethnic tensions in Xinjiang

Violence has killed 20 people in Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang, bringing again to light the tensions between the Turkic Uighurs and the Chinese Han. Thirteen innocent people were killed by knives Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the “Street of Happiness” in Yecheng (Kargilik in Uighur) by nine violent terrorists. Seven terrorists were shot dead […]

Violence in Xinjiang killed at least 12

Violence in Xinjiang killed at least 12

The violence that killed at least 12 dead Tuesday in the Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang have been triggered by an attack on a market by members of the Turkic-speaking Uighur minority, police said Wednesday. “Around 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. (local time) a dozen rioters carrying knives arose in a market of a district […]

China and Pakistan launched English magazine “Youlin” in Islamabad

China and Pakistan launched English magazine “Youlin” in Islamabad

Xinjiang and Pakistan International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Friday launched monthly online Chinese-English magazine, “Youlin” (Good Neighbours 友邻). A launching ceremony of Youlin “Good Neighbours” Magazine was organized at International Islamic University Islamabad auditorium crowded with delegates from Xinjiang, Chinese students, scholars, diplomats and politicians, civil society and media persons. Morever, a centre for Chinese […]

Two Uighurs expelled from Cambodia sentenced to life imprisonment

Two Uighurs expelled from Cambodia to China two years ago were sentenced to life imprisonment. The two men were part of some twenty members of the Muslim minority in Xinjiang, Western China, seeking asylum in the wake of riots between members of Uighurs and the ethnic Han majority in China, Urumqi in July 2009. Their […]

Four Involved in Terrorist Attacks in Xinjiang Were Sentenced to Death

Men involved in two cases of terrorist violence occurred in Hotan, Kashgar have been sentenced, four leaders who organized the crime and illegal manufacture of explosives were sentenced to death, the other two were sentenced to 19 years. The two attacks killed 17 people. ( previous reports 1, 2 on The China Times.) The ethnic […]