Policemen with riot gear stand guard behind a barricade near the site of an explosives attack in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014.

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Journalists have faced a number of new obstacles since Xi Jinping, on screen above, came to power in China four years ago. Credit Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse

China has tightened restrictions on foreign journalists since Xi Jinping became the country’s leader four years ago, complicating efforts to parse Beijing’s thinking at a time when its slowing economy and growing global ambitions are making it increasingly important to the world.

Darkened Screen: Constraints on Foreign Journalists in China details how the Chinese government is slowly suffocating the foreign press.

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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.