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Xinjiang Muslims embrace Corban Festival

[ 2015-09-25 17:42 ]

Muslims in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region began celebrating on Thursday as one of the biggest religious festivals in China gets underway.

An interview with Kurbanjan Samat

[ 2015-08-17 13:55 ]

Kurbanjan Samat, a 32-year-old Uygur photographer, tells the stories of the Xinjiang people, who he says simply want to live, survive and hopefully thrive, just like everybody else.

Holy war scam exposed as Uygurs are sent home

[ 2015-08-06 16:35 ]

Uygur stowaways repatriated from Thailand to China claim they were tricked into becoming jihadis by human smugglers and overseas terrorist groups.

Militants who went abroad for jihad express sorrow, regret

[ 2015-07-24 17:04 ]

Here are stories of people who were duped to illegally leave China and join international terror cells. Now they have been extradited to China and gave first-person accounts on how the terror cells work.

Trend for Atlas silk bags sparks bright future for ancient craft

[ 2015-07-22 18:58 ]

For more than 1,000 years traditional craftsmen have been making Atlas silk in Hotan prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Inspired by the shapes of flowers, leaves and fruits, the people weave beautiful patterns.

Tomb relics spur return of silk farming

[ 2015-07-08 07:04 ]

The ancient tradition of silk farming could be revived as part of a project to restore items up to 2,000 years old found in ancient tombs.

Xinjiang eyes tourist boom with new airport

[ 2015-08-02 09:12 ]

A new airport has opened in Altay Prefecture of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

A day in the life of Muslims during Ramadan in NW China

[ 2015-07-14 08:12 ]

Ramadan is an important religious festival and Chinese Muslims are no different to any other followers of Islam around the globe.