Posts tagged as: Xinjiang

Media Reports: Xinjiang Residents Must Present DNA To Obtain Passports

Xinjiang, a border district containing most of China’s Muslims now has a rule that residents applying for passports must provide DNA samples, according to official local media. The official Yili Daily reported that from the first of June, residents of the Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture in China’s far northwest must present the police with DNA […]

Fasting During Ramadan Restricted For Xinjiang Government Staff

As the holy month of Ramadan commenced on Monday, government websites have restricted civil servants, students and children in a majorly Muslim region from fasting. The ruling Communist party is known for its atheism and has for years prevented government employees and minors from fasting in Xinjiang, a place with over 10 million devout Muslim […]

Long beards and wearing veils not allowed on buses in Chinese city

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The administration of a a Chinese city of Karamay in the Xinjiang region has banned people with long beards and wearing veils to board the buses, Karamay Daily reported on Monday August 4, 2014. People violating the rules will be reported to police for prosecution. Authorities in Urumqi had banned carrying water bottles and cigarette […]

Dozens killed and wounded in a knife attack in Xinjiang

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A group of assailants with knives killed and injured dozens of people in Kashgar Prefecture, in the autonomous province of Xinjiang, in northwestern China. Official media has declared the attack as a “terrorist ” act, a concept that is becoming more present in the Chinese media, and particularly affecting the provinces where there is a […]

China combines enforcement and aid to curb Uighur separatism


The Silk Road. A land of opportunity. A territory rich in natural resources. These stereotypes of Chinese citizens on the Chinese border province of Xinjiang, mainly inhabited by ethnic Uighurs, came on top of a very different image on July 5, 2009: that of violence. Today, Xinjiang fulfills the fifth anniversary of the worst riots […]

Pakistan formally hands over Gwadar Port operation to China

An agreement was signed in Islamabad on Monday about the Transfer of Concession Rights of Pakistan’s Gwadar Port Operations to a Chinese company.   Speaking on the occasion‚ President Asif Ali Zardari expressed the confidence that the award of the contract will open new opportunities particularly for the people of Balochistan.   “It will give […]

China welcomes President Zardari’s visit to India

China has welcomed President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to India saying better relationships between the two nuclear-armed neighboring states will bring regional stability and prosperity. According to Chinese media, Beijing is closely observing the trip because it has significances on its own interests involving terrorism and the Siachen glacier that touches Karakoram Highway connecting China […]


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