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china's crackdown on uighurs spreads to even mild critics


zhang haitao was a rare voice in china, a member of the ethnic han majority who for years had criticized the government on social media for its treatment of the minority muslim uighurs.






as china smothers xinjiang, even mild critics are silenced


zhang haitao was a rare voice in china, a member of the ethnic han majority who for years had criticized the government on social media for its treatment of the minority muslim uighurs.






ap exclusive: anger with china drives uighurs to syrian war


istanbul (ap) — since 2013, thousands of uighurs, a turkic-speaking muslim minority from western china, have traveled to syria to train and fight alongside al-qaida, playing key roles in several battles. rare and extensive associated press interviews with nine uighurs who had left china to train and fight in syria showed that uighurs don’t neatly […]






as china smothers xinjiang, even mild critics are silenced


beijing (ap) — zhang haitao was a rare voice in china, a member of the ethnic han majority who for years had criticized the government on social media for its treatment of the minority muslim uighurs. zhang’s wife had long feared some sort of backlash despite her husband’s relative obscurity. he was a working-class electronics […]






ap exclusive: anger with china drives uighurs to syrian war


the chinese interrogators held burning cigarettes to ali's face, tied him against a tree and beat him as they tried to get the uighur farmer to say he took part in an ethnic riot that killed dozens in western china.






china arrests 800 in crackdown on underground banking


china's policy ministry says more than 800 people have been arrested in a crackdown on unlicensed banking operations as authorities try to stem outflows of money from the country.






china announces trade secrets crackdown to assure investors


china has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a visit to beijing by u.s. president donald trump.






china announces trade secrets crackdown to assure investors


beijing (ap) — china has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a visit to beijing by u.s. president donald trump. the crackdown might give beijing diplomatic ammunition to respond to mounting u.s. and european trade complaints. but it fails to address what […]






thai police search for 20 suspected uighurs who escaped


thai police said tuesday that they were stepping up security along the country's borders as they searched for around 20 suspected ethnic uighurs who escaped an immigration detention center.






taiwan marks crackdown anniversary amid china tensions


taiwanese president tsai ing-wen said tuesday the island's democracy is mature enough to handle a thorough investigation into a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters 70 years ago, an event seen as a rallying point by those who reject china's claim to the self-governing island.






china uighurs: ban on long beards, veils in xinjiang


beijing says new rules are necessary to fight 'extremism' but rights groups have called similar restrictions repressive.






china's congress meeting brings crackdown on critics


chinese authorities have shut down activist ye haiyan's blogs and forced her to move from one city to another. left with few options, she now produces socially conscious paintings to make a living and advocate for the rights of sex workers and people with hiv or aids.






ap exclusive: anger with china drives uighurs to syrian war


istanbul (ap) — the chinese interrogators held burning cigarettes to ali’s face, tied him against a tree and beat him as they tried to get the uighur farmer to say he took part in an ethnic riot that killed dozens in western china. that winter night in the chinese city of kashgar in 2009 set […]






china arrests 800 in crackdown on underground banking


more than 800 people have been arrested in a crackdown on unlicensed banking operations as beijing tries to stem outflows of money from the country, the police ministry says.






china arrests 800 in crackdown on underground banking


beijing (ap) — china’s policy ministry says more than 800 people have been arrested in a crackdown on unlicensed banking operations as authorities try to stem outflows of money from the country. the ministry said more than 380 underground banks that handled transactions totaling more than 900 billion yuan ($130 billion) were broken up in […]






china arrests 800 in crackdown on underground banking


beijing (ap) — more than 800 people have been arrested in a crackdown on unlicensed banking operations as beijing tries to stem outflows of money from the country, the police ministry says. more than 380 underground banks that handled transactions totaling more than 900 billion yuan ($130 billion) were broken up in the crackdown launched […]






taiwan marks crackdown anniversary amid china tensions


taipei, taiwan (ap) — taiwan is marking the 70th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters that is widely seen as a rejection of china’s claims to the self-governing island democracy. the protests that began on feb. 28, 1947, were directed at the corrupt rule of chiang kai-shek’s chinese nationalist party that had taken […]






taiwan marks crackdown anniversary amid china tensions


taipei, taiwan (ap) — taiwanese president tsai ing-wen said tuesday the island’s democracy is mature enough to handle a thorough investigation into a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters 70 years ago, an event seen as a rallying point by those who reject china’s claim to the self-governing island. tsai, speaking at a gathering in taipei, […]






china’s congress meeting brings crackdown on critics


beijing (ap) — chinese authorities have shut down activist ye haiyan’s blogs and forced her to move from one city to another. left with few options, she now produces socially conscious paintings to make a living and advocate for the rights of sex workers and people with hiv or aids. using calligraphy brushes, ye creates […]






taiwan marks crackdown anniversary amid china tensions


taipei, taiwan (ap) — amid renewed tensions between beijing and taipei, taiwan on tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters that is widely seen as a rejection of china’s claims to the self-governing island democracy. the protests that began on feb. 28, 1947, were directed at the corrupt rule of […]






ap exclusive: uighurs fighting in syria take aim at china


it was mid-afternoon when the chinese police officers barged into ali's house set against cotton fields outside the ancient silk road trading post of kashgar. the uighur farmer and his cowering parents watched them rummage through the house until they found two books in his bedroom — a quran and a handbook on dealing with interrogations.






china bans ‘muhammad,’ ‘jihad’ as baby names in muslim region


officials described the ban, introduced this month, as part of an effort to “curb religious fervor” in the western region of xinjiang, home to more than 10 million uighurs, a mostly muslim minority group.






ap exclusive: anger with china drives uighurs to syrian war


it was mid-afternoon when the chinese police officers barged into ali's house set against cotton fields outside the ancient silk road trading post of kashgar. the uighur farmer and his cowering parents watched them rummage through the house until they found two books in his bedroom — a quran and a handbook on dealing with interrogations.






colorado senate oks bill aimed at avoiding pot crackdown


denver (ap) — the colorado senate passed a bill wednesday to allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify recreational pot as medical marijuana in the event of a federal crackdown. the bill is seen as the boldest bid yet by a u.s. marijuana state to avoid possible federal intervention in its pot market. but critics […]






trump's hard line on trade with china could cost u.s. businesses


trump crackdown could affect large china export market in minnesota.






india crackdown on slaughterhouses stirs muslim unease


more states follow uttar pradesh's lead in closing down unlicensed abattoirs as critics say move based on religion.






top china diplomat talks refugee crisis with myanmar leaders


china's foreign minister said sunday that the international community must help fight poverty and promote development in myanmar's rakhine state, which has seen hundreds of thousands of rohingya muslims flee amid a military crackdown.






china moves to expand dna testing in muslim region


china appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of dna samples from residents of a restive, largely muslim region that's been under a security crackdown, rights observers and independent experts said tuesday.






myanmar's suu kyi visits china as crackdown criticism grows


myanmar civilian leader aung san suu kyi was set to meet president xi jinping on a visit to friendly neighbor china starting friday as international criticism over her country's persecution of rohingya muslims continues to grow.






trump's promise to ramp up deportations spreads fear — among california business


the news that president trump ordered an aggressive crackdown on 11 million undocumented people sent a chill through immigrant communities. california businesses that employ lots of immigrants are shivering too. two memos released by homeland security secretary john f. kelly on tuesday directed...






myanmar’s suu kyi visiting china amid crackdown criticism


beijing (ap) — myanmar civilian leader aung san suu kyi is visiting friendly neighbor china as international criticism over myanmar’s persecution of rohingya muslims grows. china has studiously avoided criticizing the crisis and suu kyi can be expected to receive a warm welcome when she meets with president xi jinping. during the visit that begins […]






'perilous times' as cambodia daily shuts after 24 years


rights groups slam closure of cambodian daily as fears grow over widening crackdown on government critics ahead of vote.






what's behind hungary's campaign against george soros?


shrill campaign against man behind open society foundations seen by critics as part of wider crackdown on civil society.






myanmar's suu kyi visiting china amid crackdown criticism


myanmar civilian leader aung san suu kyi is visiting friendly neighbor china as international criticism over myanmar's persecution of rohingya muslims grows.






chinese crackdown may send more recycling to northwest landfills


china is sharply restricting imports on recycled materials, and the effects are rippling across the pacific northwest. some of those discards might end up in the region’s landfills as china rolls out new rules in january.