Residents are divided into groups and threatened with collective punishment for failing to enforce regulations.
The extra attention from police is a form of 'collective punishment,' sources in the region say.
China's Ministry of Public Security inadvertently reveals clashes not previously confirmed by Chinese media or official sources.
Chinese government sought to exchange for a fugitive Indonesian banker who was arrested April 14.
Many died in traffic accidents or of heart attacks, though, and not in armed clashes with criminals or militants.
Up to 5 million yuan available in new program aimed at getting Uyghurs to tell authorities about suspicious activity.
The number of Uyghur deaths is twice as many as reported earlier.
Land appropriation, forced abortions,‘strike hard’ campaigns and forced labor have reduced the amount of farmland residents need to make a decent living.