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 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.


Eight sentenced to death for China attacks

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


Deadly blasts in China's Xinjiang reported

Region's government says violence after Sunday's explosions in western region left 40 "rioters" and six civilians dead.


Deadly blasts strike China's Xinjiang

At least two people killed, and several others injured in multiple blasts in China's Xinjiang province.


Trial of Uighur scholar resumes in China

Prominent academic Ilham Tohti faces 10 years to life in prison on charges rights activists dismiss as arbitrary.


Prominent Uighur scholar denies China charges

Ilham Tohti, an economics professor in Beijing, is charged with promoting independence for Muslim Uighurs.


China stabbing suspects sentenced to death

Three men sentenced to death and one woman to life in prison for Kunming train station attack that killed 31 people.

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Four on trial for deadly China knife attack

Carnage dubbed by state media as "China's 9/11" left dozens dead and 140 wounded at Kunming train station in March.

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Chinese Uighurs defy Ramadan ban

The government's attempt to clamp down on religious expression has backfired among Uyghurs.