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Chinese Embassy in Kuwait denies ‘detention’ of one million Uighurs

Unjustified charges against China for political purposes: Cheng KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1: The spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in Kuwait Ma Cheng affirmed that reports about the detention of around one million ethnic Uighurs in her country in a secret camp are not true, stressing that her country respects religious …

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No detention of Uighurs: China

GENEVA, Aug 13, (Agencies): China rejected on Monday allegations raised by a UN panel that 1 million Uighurs may be held in internment camps in the restive Xinjiang region, but said that some people underwent re-education after being deceived by extremists. Hu Lianhe, deputy director general of the United Front …

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Deliberate move to eradicate Islam in China feared

Profound change in China’s ‘Little Makkah’ LINXIA, China, July 16, (AFP): Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Makkah”, but they have undergone a profound change — no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AFP they …

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China ‘bans’ list of Islamic names

BEIJING, April 27, (AP): Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland. “Muhammad”, “Jihad” and “Islam” are among at least 29 names now banned in the …

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Bloody IS video puts China in cross-hairs – ‘Target of jihadist rhetoric’

BEIJING, March 1, (AFP): Islamic State militants from China’s Uighur ethnic minority have vowed to return home and “shed blood like rivers”, according to a jihadist-tracking firm, in what experts said marked the first IS threat against Chinese targets. The threat came in a half-hour video released Monday by a …

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China ‘arrests’ four terrorists – report

BEIJING, Dec 7, (RTRS): Chinese police have arrested four “terrorists” in a northern province for planning attacks, a state-run newspaper said on Monday, carrying pictures of some of the suspects who appeared to be from the northwestern region of Xinjiang. The China Youth Daily said posters had appeared around Taiyuan, …

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China casts doubts on Xinjiang loyalty

BEIJING, Nov 24, (RTRS): A senior official from China’s violence- torn Xinjiang region questioned on Tuesday the loyalty of some ruling Communist Party members there, saying some even supported “terrorist acts”. The comments are a rare admission of dissent among Xinjiang’s officials over Beijing’s policies, which have been condemned by …

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