New strategy is aimed at sending a clear message to Beijing and Han Chinese immigrants, a Uyghur expert says.
Dozens of women and children are rounded up in the man's hometown in Xinjiang.
The violence is the latest in a string of deadly incidents linked to unrest in the region.
They believe he may have been the victim of an ethnic revenge attack.
Village land taken by force was later sold at high prices to Chinese development firms.
Uyghur exile leader Rebiya Kadeer says she cannot condemn the attackers because they were victims of ruthless policies.
Cities step up security measures in the aftermath of a deadly attack at an Urumqi train station.
Chinese analysts say Beijing should review its policies in the region.
Three people are dead and 79 injured in what the Chinese state media calls a ‘violent terrorist attack.’
More than 50 people are detained after they question the shooting death of a Uyghur teenager who ran a red light.
Repeated extensions of his sentence violate 'due process,' rights groups say.
At least 100 people are held briefly in a crackdown that spreads beyond the mosque.
The teenager was shot dead by police after he ran a red light, they say.
News of their arrest follows a deadly gunfight along the Chinese border in Vietnam's Quang Ninh province.
Seven men have been held for 20 months in connection with the murder of a Han Chinese prostitute.
Two pillion riders suffer gunshot wounds in a violent police response.
His former teacher says he was only a bystander in the Urumqi violence.
They suspect local officials of working in collusion with Chinese firms.
Beijing targets even the most peaceful of Uyghur advocates, she says.
The three men are believed to have been escorted by police to another city in Xinjiang.
The wife of Ilham Tohti says her young family now faces economic hardship.
Relatives carry the seriously wounded young man to protest in front of government offices.
A source claims the family is unable to follow briefings conducted in Mandarin.
His frank comments on religious controls and unemployment bring praise from Uyghur netizens.
A Uyghur is accused of killing the officer as he emerged from a meeting.
If deported home, the Uyghurs face 'credible threats of torture,' a human rights group says.
China is pushing for their deportation home where they could be punished.
Uyghurs who have made a life in southwestern China are uprooted and ordered back to Xinjiang.
Police are warning hotels in some areas not to admit 'guests from Xinjiang.'
Sources suspect they had been 'trapped' in Yunnan province after failing to flee the country.