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China Detains Dozens Of Ethnic Kazakhs Who Watched Kanat Islam

Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have detained more than 50 members of the Kazakh ethnic group after they watched video of a world-class boxing match featuring welterweight Kanat Islam, sources told RFA on Thursday. Those detained had all received and viewed the video, which had been banned by the ruling Chinese Communist […]Read More

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Chinese Police Raise Death Toll From Xinjiang Suicide Attack to

China’s Public Security Ministry, the top police authority, has put the death toll from a car and bomb attack in the northwestern Xinjiang province at five, local media said Thursday. BEIJING (Sputnik) – A civil servant and a security guard died Wednesday when attackers smashed a car into a government building and detonated a bomb […]Read More

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China Restricts Ramadan Fast For Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang

In spite of assurances by Beijing that ethnic Uyghurs living in China’s mostly Muslim Xinjiang region enjoy full religious freedom, government workers routinely block their right to fast during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, sources in the region say. On June 2, China issued a white paper lauding “unprecedented” levels of religious freedom in Xinjiang, […]Read More

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17 Injured in China magnitude 6.3 earthquake

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck a remote region of western China, injuring at least 17 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit Saturday morning in China’s northern Xinjiang region, at a shallow depth of 18 kilometers. The USGS said a 6.3 quake is capable of causing severe damage, but it hit in […]Read More

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China’s Xinjiang Region Hit by More Attacks

Chinese authorities say two attacks in the country’s remote region of Xinjiang have left at least 19 people dead, including five attackers, and injured more than 40 others. Chinese officials say the two incidents, which occurred late Saturday evening and then again on Sunday afternoon in the city of Kashgar, were both terrorist attacks. Authorities […]Read More