Bayandai residents walk past an ethinic unity poster and a police check point

After violent clashes that left possibly hundreds of Muslim Uighurs dead, 200,000 Communist party officials are fanning out across the far-western region of Xinjiang to win the hearts and minds of locals

China is tightening its grip on ethnic minorities and violence is escalating in the fight for autonomy, says Josep-Maria Terricabras.

Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

An attack on a farmers market in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang has reportedly left at least 22 people dead and dozens injured, Radio Free Asia, the news service financed by the American government, has reported.

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The Uyghur American Association (UAA) organized a demonstration in front of China's embassy in Washington, DC on February 5, 2014 to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre. At the event, the Uyghur Human Rights Project conducted an interview with Ilyar Shamseden, originally of Ghulja, about the history of the massacre.