Tag: East Turkistan

  • Blast Kills 7 In Area Of China Plagued By Ethnic Strife

    by The Associated Press August 19, 2010 A bomb attack killed seven people and wounded 14 Thursday in China’s far west region of Xinjiang, an area beset by ethnic conflict and separatist violence. The target of the attack wasn’t known, although an overseas activist for the region’s native Uighur ethnic group said the victims included […]

  • Uyghur Evictee Detained

    2010-08-10 Chinese authorities hold an elderly Uyghur farmer in Beijing. RFA Abdurehim Mollek says his land in Onsu county was sold to a resettled Han Chinese farmer by local officials. HONG KONG-Authorities in Beijing are holding an 84-year-old Uyghur farmer after he traveled to the capital to lodge an official protest over the loss of […]

  • China ‘arrests Xinjiang plotters’

      Ethnic Uighurs accuse Beijing of marginalising them in favour of Han Chinese migrants  [File: AP] Chinese police have arrested more than 10 “hardcore terrorists” who allegedly planned to carry out attacks in the Xinjiang region during unrest between ethnic Uighurs and Han Chinese last year, officials said.  Wu Heping, a spokesman for the ministry of public […]

  • Xinjiang – Where China’s Worry Intersects the World

    The recent killing of a Uighur terrorist in Afghanistan has brought new focus on the ethnic group in China’s western border region.of Xinjiang. The situation of the Uighurs – an ethnic Turkic, Muslim minority – reveals much about China’s internal conduct and external worries, according to China expert Christopher M. Clarke. Hailing from Xinjiang province, […]

  • Exiled Activist Says Uyghur Issue Crucial For Central Asia

    Rebiya Kadeer, president of the World Uyghur Congress December 09, 2009 PRAGUE/VIENNA — World Uyghur Congress President Rebiya Kadeer has told RFE/RL she is urging European politicians to focus on the fate of Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang Province who continue to be persecuted and jailed, RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service reports. Kadeer told RFE/RL by phone from […]