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Political Censorship: China Faces Ongoing Tension in Restive Xinjiang

Members of the Uyghur ethnic minority walk past a Muslim mosque near the Erduoqiao neighborhood in Urumqi in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. China’s far northwestern Xinjiang region is settled primarily by the Muslim Uighurs who have long chafed

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Censorship: Seven Detained Over Kadeer DVDs

Chinese police say they were in possession of a documentary featuring the exiled Uyghur leader. Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have detained seven ethnic minority Uyghurs after police raids confiscated DVDs featuring exiled Uyghur businesswoman Rebiya

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Dec 25, 2000: Christmas Party in China Turns Deadly

A Christmas party at an unlicensed disco is the site of a tragic fire that kills more than 300 people in Luoyang, China, on this day in 2000. It was the deadliest fire in China since a December 1994 fire

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