Activists are taken away from their homes during a top-level political meeting of the ruling Chinese Communist Party in Beijing.
More than 350 cadres are sent to the Uyghur region to keep an eye on mosques and Islamic practices.
Buyers ignore offerings from the reclusive, sanctions-hit state in favor of products made in rival South Korea.
Some schools open as the area searches for normalcy following the attacks and retaliation.
Zhou Ping says he fled China to avoid political repercussions for his young children linked to his activism.
Some would-be independent election candidates are put under surveillance, while others are forced to take out-of-town 'vacations.'
The outposts are being constructed along the border with Bangladesh to provide additional security for displaced residents when they return home.
Parents and educators in Xinjiang are ordered to prevent children practicing religion, while those who do could be sent to 'special schools.'