Chen Quanguo

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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(...)

Chen Quanguo, Chinese Communist Party chief in Xinjiang, who has been identified in a Bill passed by the US House of Representatives as a potential target for sanctions over human rights abuses of Uighurs and other  Muslim minorities. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

Beijing reacted angrily on Wednesday after the US House of Representatives passed a Bill that could lead to tough sanctions for human rights abuses in(...)

The confidential government documents that show China’s plans for sweeping extra-judicial detentions and internment camps in Xinjiang are all signed b(...)

“Dormitory doors, corridor doors, and floor doors must be double-locked, and must be locked immediately after being opened and closed.” “Strictly man(...)

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(...)

Chinese soldiers participating in an anti-terror drill in Hami, Xinjiang in July 2017. Photograph: Reuters

China has promised to retaliate if the US imposes sanctions on a provincial leader in the troubled Xinjiang region, and the country’s ambassador to Wa(...)

Uighur people walk near  Baida Mosque. Urumqi Uygur in China’s Xinjiang province. Photograph: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images

Human rights activists have noted a “staggering” increase in the number of arrests among minorities in Xinjiang as the Chinese government cracks down (...)

Baida Mosque in Urumqi: Uighurs are being monitored by technology, claim watchdog groups. Photograph: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images

China is using predictive “big data” technology to police suspects in the restive western province of Xinjiang, according to a report by the Human Rig(...)