Armed Chinese soldiers in Urumqi during deadly riots in 2009, when local Uighurs turned on Han Chinese in an incident that led to deadly reprisals by Han on Uighurs a few days later. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Violence in a remote town in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang killed 27 people yesterday, after police opened fire on knife-wielding assailants (...)

Visitors rest in front of a screen showing a propaganda video at Tiananmen Square, Beijing. A group of families demanding justice for the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown have denounced Chinese president Xi Jinping for failing to introduce political reforms. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The mothers of those killed during the crackdown on the democracy movement in Beijing in 1989 have criticised the new Chinese leadership of Xi Jinping(...)