Six Han Chinese Farmers Stabbed to Death in Xinjiang

RFA, 14 July 2014

Six ethnic majority Han Chinese farmers have been stabbed to death in the latest outbreak of violence in China’s western Xinjiang region, police and local officials said.

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Anti-graft inspectors uncover 858 cases of ‘austerity violations’ in Xinjiang

SCMP, 14 July 2014

A total of 858 violations of Communist Party austerity measures were uncovered in Xinjiang during the first half of the year, with 87 per cent of the cases found in the second quarter, the region’s anti-graft watchdog has said.

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Chinese police seize matchboxes in Xinjiang security crackdown

The Guardian, 13 July 2014

Police in China’s Xinjiang region have seized tens of thousands of matchboxes in the latest stage of their security crackdown in the restive region, according to official notices.

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China Xinjiang: Muslim students ‘made to eat’ at Ramadan

BBC News, 12 July 2014

Several university students from China’s western region of Xinjiang have told the BBC that they are being banned from fasting during the month of Ramadan.

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City struggling to keep local Uighurs in check

The Irish Times, 11 July 2014

Local residents, both Uighur and Han Chinese, are enjoying the late evening sunlight in Yining in northern Xinjiang, near the Kazakhstan border, playing badminton and staging an impromptu dog show, when the bucolic calm is broken by the sound of sirens.

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Chinese Government Ramadan Ban Extends To Kashgar College’s Muslim Students

International Business Times, 11 July 2014

China’s government caused a stir late last month when it announced that Muslim officials and children under the age of 18 were barred from observing Ramadan, the holy month of prayer and fasting. While the ban supposedly applied only to government employees and children, now a college in Kashgar is imposing it on its Muslim students.

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China sentences 32 Uighurs in Xinjiang for videos

World Bulletin, 11 July 2014

China sentenced 32 people in Xinjiang region (East Turkestan) to prison terms for downloading or sending “violent terror” videos, state media said.

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China sentences 32 in Xinjiang for ‘terror’ videos

Reuters, 10 July 2014

(Reuters) – China sentenced 32 people in its western Xinjiang region to prison terms for downloading or sending “violent terror” videos, state media said, as authorities crackdown on people they say are Islamists and separatists behind recent attacks.

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