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South China now favoured way out of country for IS recruits


China’s southern seaboard has replaced the mountainous and tightly guarded western frontier as the preferred route for Islamic extremists to slip recruits out of the country, according to a leading expert on terrorism. Rohan Gunaratna, the head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, claimed that “over … Continue reading

China blames terrorists for deadly Xinjiang attack; 15 dead, 14 injured


The following is based on reports in Chinese media: Singtao Daily says in its report today that at 1:30pm (11:30am according to SCMP), a group of terrorists threw explosives at, and hacked with knives and axes, innocent people at Meishi (meaning tasty food) Street, Shache County, Kashgar, Xinjiang. The policemen patrolling nearby streets rushed to … Continue reading

The Uighur people: In defence of the minority, their identity and autonomy


I am writing to bring to the attention of the world the horrible condition of the Uighur people and to highlight the persecution and oppression that they are undergoing under the Chinese Empire. Who are the Uighurs? According to the BBC report of the same title, April 30, 2014: “China’s western Xinjiang region has a … Continue reading

China says it may have citizens fighting in Iraq


Muslim extremists from China’s far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence there, China’s special envoy for the Middle East said on Monday. China has repeatedly expressed concern about the upsurge in violence in Iraq and … Continue reading

China’s paranoia: SWAT given ‘shoot on sight’ orders; commuters frisked as Beijing heightens anti-terror measures


Beijing subjected rush-hour passengers to an extra layer of security checks and gave orders allowing SWAT teams to shoot terrorists on sight, as it ramped up policing after a string of attacks on the mainland. This morning, hundreds of passengers queued up in security lines outside nine key subway stations in Beijing, where metro staff … Continue reading

Blasts kill dozens at market in China’s restive Xinjiang region


A series of explosions tore through an open-air market in the capital of the volatile western Chinese region of Xinjiang on Thursday, killing dozens of people and wounding many more, state media reported. China’s Ministry of Public Security said the attack in the heavily policed city of Urumqi was “a serious violent terrorist incident” and … Continue reading

China points to suicide blast in Urumqi attack


Chinese authorities say that two religious extremists carried out a terror attack at a train station in far-western Xinjiang region by detonating explosives, in an apparent suicide bombing that also killed one other person and wounded 79. The strike late Wednesday in Urumqi was the third high-profile attack in seven months blamed on Xinjiang extremists … Continue reading

China claims “terrorism” threats in apparent bid to get tougher on ethnic minorities


Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China faces increasing threats to national security and warned of the dangers of terrorism in a speech indicating that Beijing could impose tougher controls on its ethnic minorities. Xi told a study session of the party’s decision-making Politburo “to resolutely stamp out the brazenness of the terrorists,” … Continue reading

China and Malaysia hint at Uighur Muslim terrorist attack on missing plane


The opinions expressed in this article are those of “The Star Online” (published by Malaysian Chinese Association), and not necessarily those of China Daily Mail. There is speculation that militants from China’s Uighur Muslim minority could be involved in the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 airplane, as it occurred just one week after knife-wielding assailants killed … Continue reading

China offers no hard evidence that Uighurs committed Kunming “terrorist” attack


Within minutes of the deadly stabbing attack at Kunming Rail Station in southwest China, the Chinese government were blaming Muslim separatists from the country’s northwest province of Xinjiang, but are yet to provide hard evidence for the claim. Police said they have captured the final three suspects in a knife attack that killed 29 people … Continue reading

China says 11 ‘terrorists’ killed in new Xinjiang unrest


Eleven “terrorists” were killed during an attack in China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, state news agency Xinhua said, in the latest violence to hit a part of the country with a large Muslim population. A leading member of the ethnic Turkic Uighur community in exile said such attacks were a response to … Continue reading

Triple explosions in China’s Xinjiang kill three


Triple explosions in China’s Xinjiang have killed three people and wounded two others, authorities said Friday, in what appears to be the latest incident of unrest in the largely Muslim region. One person was killed after two blasts in a hairdressing salon and market, while two others died inside a car which “self exploded” when … Continue reading

China strips army official of position after attack


A senior military commander in China’s restive far west has been stripped of his position on a powerful Communist Party governing body after an attack in the nation’s capital last week that claimed five lives and deeply unnerved the Chinese leadership. The official, Gen. Peng Yong, chief of the People’s Liberation Army in Xinjiang, was … Continue reading

China: Xinjiang serial terrorist attacks death toll rises to 35


Hong Kong’s Singtao Daily, which usually has better source of China news, said in its report titled Rioters went all out to attack people, blew up a police station with hand grenades: 27 dead in serial terrorist attacks in Xinjiang: “Yesterday, serial terrorist attacks occurred in Shanshan County, Turpan, Xinjiang. Rioters armed with knives, guns … Continue reading

China’s black hole – unlikely claims of terrorism in Xinjiang


China’s Black Hole – Let’s face it: We have little idea what’s actually going on in Xinjiang and Tibet. On April 23, 2013, or so it seems, 21 people were killed in the region of Xinjiang in northwest China. According to Hou Hanmin, a Xinjiang propaganda bureau spokeswoman, a gang of 14 “suspicious people” took three … Continue reading

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