Opinion

Is China changing its policy towards Uighur Muslims?

Neighbouring states are questioning China's ability to treat its Uighur population fairly and halt terrorism.

Ahmed Rashid

by Ahmed Rashid

Ahmed Rashid

ISIS

Indonesian forces kill two Chinese Uighur fighters

Men were fighting for ISIL-linked group led by Santoso, Indonesia's most-wanted man.

Indonesian forces kill two Chinese Uighur fighters

China

China pledges new crackdown on 'hostile forces'

Chinese courts convicted 1,419 people last year for national security and "terrorism" crimes, top judge says.

China pledges new crackdown on 'hostile forces'

Special series

The Guantanamo 22

How a group of men from China's Uighur community were sold in Afghanistan and imprisoned in Guantanamo as terrorists.

Uighur

China: 28 'terrorists' killed in Xinjiang operation

Beijing says the dead were behind an attack on a mine in September that killed 16 people.

China: 28 'terrorists' killed in Xinjiang operation

Asia Pacific

Malaysia makes arrests over deadly Bangkok blast

Authorities to question eight people, including four ethnic Uighurs, over blast that left 20 dead in Thailand's capital.

Malaysia makes arrests over deadly Bangkok blast

Reporter's Notebook

Terrified of returning to Xinjiang

Uighurs say China's policies are encouraging radicalisation in the region.

Interactive

Interactive: China's Uighur unrest

Ethnic violence has wracked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.

Interactive: China's Uighur unrest

Human Rights

Thailand returns scores of Uighurs to China

Rights groups and Turkish protesters condemn Bangkok's decision to deport minority Muslims.

Thailand returns scores of Uighurs to China

Politics

China vows to bring 'modern civilisation' to Xinjiang

Military commander in mainly Muslim region says army must develop economy in area and discourage "religious extremism".

China vows to bring 'modern civilisation' to Xinjiang

Uighur

China bans Muslims from fasting Ramadan in Xinjiang

Civil servants, students and teachers prevented from fasting and restaurants ordered to remain open in Xinjiang region.

China bans Muslims from fasting Ramadan in Xinjiang

Xinjiang

China executes Uighurs convicted of mass stabbing

The three men were accused of taking part in attack that killed 31 people at train station in Kunming last year.

China executes Uighurs convicted of mass stabbing

Politics

Eight sentenced to death for China attacks

Convicts accused of carrying out two deadly attacks in the violence-torn far-western Xinjiang region.

Eight sentenced to death for China attacks

Human Rights

Chinese activist and journalist go on trial

Reporter Gao faces charges of revealing state secrets while Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti's life sentence appeal rejected.

Politics

China imposes restrictions on Muslim Uighurs

Beijing says some Muslim Uighurs are now receiving funding and training from foreign armed groups.