Hipsters wanting the ultimate retro look, take note: two pairs of trousers from China may be the earliest yet found. Their straight legs and wide crotches suggest that the invention of trousers was linked to the rise of horse riding.
The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in the far west of the People’s Republic of China is more than 1.6 million square kilometres in area.
Chinese courts in the northwestern region of Xinjiang sentenced 81 people on terrorism and other charges on Thursday, according to the state broadcaster China Central Television.
A hospital in a city in the western region of Xinjiang that was the site of deadly ethnic unrest in 1997 has asked its staff members not to skip meals during Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting that begins on June 28, the local health department said.
Nine people have been sentenced to death on terrorism charges in China's north-western region of Xinjiang.
Four people, including a police officer, have been killed and several others wounded in fresh violence in China’s troubled Xinjiang region, where nearly a dozen ethnic minority Uyghurs received the death penalty Thursday on terrorism-related charges, according to officials and residents.
The mountain ranges of northwestern East Turkestan (Xinjiang) are one of China's wealthiest regions, but scholars say its Muslim Uyghur inhabitants have lived under socio-economic restrictions for decades.
When people in the Muslim East and democratic West thought of China, they tended to think of it as a unified, strong, homogeneous and peaceful nation of Chinese people with a long, shared history happily living and advancing under Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) glorious rule.
Almost a year after September 11th, I returned from high school in Massachusetts to spend two months in Beijing, as the guest of family friends. My hosts, retired office workers, were genial people, and generally incurious about my life in America; the only acknowledgement that I had spent many years abroad was an oblique apology for the absence of hamburgers on the dinner table. But they had less oblique questions about my brush with terrorism in America.