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People wearing face masks walk in Sanlitun in Beijing, China, on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

The World Health Organisation reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 292,527. The biggest increas(...)

Villagers in Xinjiang are taken  to cotton farms, sometimes hundreds of miles away. They pick the crop that ends up in Chinese clothing factories. Photograph: Adam Dean/New York Times

The order from Chinese officials was blunt and urgent. Villagers from Muslim minorities should be pushed into jobs, willing or not. Quotas would be se(...)

Pervasive security apparatus has subdued the ethnic unrest in the Xinjiang region. But it is also prompting many Han Chinese to consider relocating to other parts of the country. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

Increasing numbers of Han Chinese are eager to move out of the Muslim-dominated province of Xinjiang, which is wracked by inter-ethnic tensions, but t(...)

Uighur men arriving before Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of Ramadan, outside the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in June 2019. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

China is ramping up a programme to send cadres to stay in the homes of Xinjiang’s ethnic minorities, a policy the government calls an affectionate cul(...)

Turkish and Uighur protesters hold pictures of Arsenal’s  Mesut Ozil  during a protest against in Istanbul on Saturday. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

China’s response to a footballer’s tweet about the repression of the Uighur minority shows how acutely sensitive it is to foreign commentary on human (...)

Islamic studies students attend a class at the Xinjiang Islamic Institute during a government organised trip in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. Photograph: Ben Blanchard/Reuters

China will not back down on what it sees as a highly successful de-radicalisation programme in Xinjiang that has attracted global concern, but fewer p(...)