Xinjiang

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Riot police block demonstrators from approaching the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on Thursday.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

Hong Kong protesters flooded the streets, with rubber bullets flying overhead and tear gas in their eyes, ostensibly to protest an extradition law tha(...)

Protesters hold placards during a rally against an extradition bill outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Vernon Yuen/EPA

Hundreds of thousands protested in Hong Kong on Sunday against a government plan that would allow extraditions to mainland China. The mass demonstrati(...)

Dead civilians lie among mangled bicycles near Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in on June 4th, 1989. Troops shot their way through Beijing’s streets to retake the square. Photograph: AP

In the weeks before the June 4th, 1989, massacre there was a festive mood in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, with throngs of students partying amid a sea (...)

An employee sells Huawei P30 handsets in a shopping centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Soe Zeya/Reuters

Huawei, the world’s largest supplier of telecoms equipment, has found itself squarely in the middle of a rapidly escalating trade war between the worl(...)

A live demonstration uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Experts believe it is already too late to restrict the movement of face data across geographic borders. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

When Jillian York, a 36-year-old American activist, was on vacation in February, she received an unexpected text. Her friend Adam Harvey, another acti(...)

Xinjiang party secretary Chen Quanguo (left) gets up to leave as chairman of Xinjiang’s government Shohrat Zakir (right) applauds at the end of a meeting of the Xinjiang delegation at the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 12th. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

Top officials in Xinjiang have hinted that the system of internment centres used to hold a million Muslim minorities may one day be phased out. Resea(...)

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(...)

A booth of books by China’s president, Xi Jinping, translated into foreign languages at an  expo in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song

President Xi Jinping has called for global co-operation to make the internet more “fair and equitable” as part of China’s globalisation efforts, while(...)

Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang province: Tensions between Uighurs and the ethnic Han majority in China have intensified, and hundreds have died in terror attacks and unrest. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

Social stability in Xinjiang has been “hard-won”, China’s public security minister has said, calling for greater “reform through education” for prison(...)

The jailing of three young protesters by Hong Kong’s appeal court last week brought tens of thousands of demonstrators on to the streets, recalling th(...)

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