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  • China's Xinjiang seals Pakistan ties with $2bn in deals

    BEIJING: Companies from China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang signed deals worth about $2 billion with Pakistan this week during a visit to Pakistan by Xinjiang's top official, who sought to cement ties with an important security partner...

    Pakistan last year agreed energy and infrastructure projects worth $46 billion with China to set up the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...

  • China forces used flamethrower to hunt Xinjiang "terrorists": army newspaper

    BEIJING: Chinese forces used a flamethrower to force more than 10 "terrorists" from a cave in the western Xinjiang region, the military's top newspaper said on Monday, in a graphic account of the hunt for what Beijing called foreign-led extremists...

    "China's government says it faces a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists in energy-rich Xinjiang, on the border of central Asia, where hundreds have died in violence in...

  • Behind the veil: China's hardline policies hurt minority businesses in Xinjiang

    As violence increased last year in China's far western region of Xinjiang, home to mostly Muslim Uighurs, authorities banned veils and other Islamic coverings — wreaking havoc on her business...

    Read more: China pushes Uighurs to give up fasting in RamazanXinjiang shares a border with Afghanistan and Pakistan and is culturally closer to Central Asia than China's Han heartland...

  • China launches unity push in restive Xinjiang with respect call

    BEIJING: China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang has begun a campaign to promote ethnic unity with a call for respect of the cultures of the minorities who call the region home, while vowing another crackdown on terrorism and separatism...

    Hundreds of people have been killed in unrest in Xinjiang in the past few years...

  • Chinese official says Communist Party officials among Xinjiang attackers

    BEIJING: Officials from China's ruling Communist Party have supported violent attacks in restive Xinjiang, a top regional official said in remarks highlighting internal opposition to tough local policies...

    The article Tuesday came days after authorities said Chinese police killed 28 members of a "terrorist group" in Xinjiang, in the bloodiest such operation in months...

  • At least 18 dead in attack in China's Xinjiang

    BEIJING: At least 18 people are dead after ethnic Uighurs attacked police with knives and bombs at a traffic checkpoint in China's western Xinjiang region, Radio Free Asia reported on Wednesday...

    The attack comes at the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramazan, a sensitive time in Xinjiang after an uptick in attacks over the past three years in which hundreds have died, blamed by Beijing on Islamist militants...

  • French journalist expected to leave China over Xinjiang reporting

    She wrote that Beijing's proclaimed solidarity with Paris is not without ulterior motives, as Beijing seeks international support for its assertion that the ethnic violence in the Muslim region of Xinjiang is part of global terrorism...

    Gauthier wrote that some of the violent attacks in Xinjiang appeared to be homegrown with no evidence of foreign ties - an observation that has been made by numerous foreign experts on security and...

  • ‘Xinjiang — a photographer’s heaven’

    ISLAMABAD: The Comsats Art Gallery hosted an exhibition of photographs titled ‘Xinjiang through my lens’, which focused on the natural beauty of China’s largest province, Xinjiang...

    The images were taken by Mohammad Azhar Hafeez, who was one of 12 photographers selected to photograph Xinjiang in a project funded by China Radio International, and was the first person selected from Pakistan in 2013...

  • China says extremism losing grip in restless Xinjiang

    BEIJING: The religious atmosphere in China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang became markedly less radical last year and the government was broadly successful in maintaining stability, the top official there was quoted as saying on Friday...

    Hundreds of people have been killed over the past few years in resource-rich Xinjiang, strategically located on the borders of central Asia, in violence between the Muslim Uighur...

  • Chinese army for bringing 'modern civilisation' to Xinjiang

    BEIJING: China’s military must bring “modern civilization” to the restive southern areas of the Xinjiang region, where Muslim ethnic Uighurs are in majority, and help develop its economy, two senior army officers wrote in an influential journal...

    Hundreds have died in violence in Xinjiang in the past few years...

  • Pakistani delegation off to China to 'observe' fasting ban in Xinjiang

    ISLAMABAD: A Ministry of Religious Affairs (Mora) delegation has been sent to China's Xinjiang province, a mainly Muslim region where fasting during Ramazan was restricted, to observe how residents observe the holy month...

    The team is not going there to conduct a probe, Zaman said, adding that the delegation will submit a report on the observance of Ramazan in Xinjiang to the ministry upon its return...

  • China restricts fasting in Ramazan for Xinjiang govt staff, minors

    China's ruling Communist party is officially atheist and for years has banned government employees and minors from fasting in Xinjiang, home to the more than 10 million strong mostly Muslim Uighur minority...

    Several local government departments in Xinjiang posted notices on their websites in the last week ordering restrictions on fasting during Ramazan...

  • Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports: media

    BEIJING: Residents of a border district in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang must now provide DNA samples when applying for passports, according to official local media...

    Many members of the mostly Muslim Uighur community in Xinjiang complain of discrimination including denials of passport applications as well as controls on their culture and religion...

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