Xinjiang, China: More than a million Uighur Muslims have been imprisoned in what leaders describe as ‘vocational training’ camps | Watch Videos by Al Jazeera, France 24 TV and more

What can end China’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims? | Inside Story — Al Jazeera,  4 Dec 2019 U.S. politicians are sending one of their strongest ever warnings to China over the crackdown on Uighur people. More than a million of the Muslim ethnic minority have been imprisoned in what leaders describe as ‘vocational training’ camps….

China’s problems with the Uyghurs (Documentary from 2014 in HD)

For the first time, a French director-journalist will join an official trip to the heart of one of the most secret regions in China: Xinjiang. Unstable and by far the most volatile province in the country, it’s a unique opportunity to visit an area that’s normally out of bounds to tourists. Located in the far…

Pakistan’s Habib Bank sets up branch in Xinjiang| The first foreign bank from a country on the Silk Road Economic Belt to establish a branch in China.

Habib Bank Plaza in Karachi,Pakistan. Photo credit: AKDN Org Xinhua, September 21, 2016: Pakistan’s Habib Bank set up a branch in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Wednesday. The branch, unveiled at the ongoing China-Eurasia Expo, makes Habib Bank the first foreign bank from a country on the Silk Road Economic Belt to…

A thriving Muslim community in this unexpected city — By Amanda Ruggeri on BBC com|Hui Chinese Muslims in Beijiing Niu Jie and neighbourhood

Beijiing’s unexpected Muslim enclave A deep-rooted religion Despite being officially atheist, and historically most closely associated with Buddhism, China has a deep-rooted relationship with Islam, dating as far back as the 7th Century. At least 1.8% of the population, or roughly 24 million people, identify as Muslim, making China’s Muslim population roughly the size of…

Is China reviving the old Silk Road? — China Daily Mail com

After enjoying a history of about 1600 years, the Silk Road had lost out to the Southern Ocean Corridor connecting Europe and Asia. But now there are signs that the old Silk Road is being revived. The Silk Road refers to the historical network of trading routes that connected Asia with the Middle East, North…

The Aga Khan Visits Western China – AKDN Press Release

  Urumxi, China, 4 April 2012 —  His Highness the Aga Khan paid an official visit to Urumxi, China, from 2-4 April 2012, at the invitation of the Governor of the Uyghur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, Mr Nur Bekri, to discuss collaboration between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Government of Xinjiang. His Highness the…