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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(...)

Imprisoned Chinese activist Ilham Tohti pictured before a classroom lecture in Beijing in 2010. He has won the 2016 Martin Ennals award for human rights defenders. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Imprisoned Chinese activist Ilham Tohti, who was jailed two years ago for campaigning for the rights of Uighurs in restive Xinjiang province, has won (...)