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China: Minority Region Collects DNA from Millions.

Expand A mural in Xinjiang reads "Stability is a blessing, Instability is a calamity," Yarkand, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China on September 20, 2012.  © 2012 Getty Images – Chinese authorities in Xinjiang are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans, and blood types of all residents in the region ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

China collecting DNA, biometrics from millions in Xinjiang: report.

Authorities in China's far-west are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, eye scans and blood types of millions of people aged 12 to 65, according to a new Human Rights Watch report.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Challenges for CPEC in G-B.

Gilgit-Baltistan is bounded in the north by the Wakhan strip in Afghanistan and the Xinjiang province of China The post Challenges for CPEC in G-B appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

France Offers Chinese Primer in Mastering Wine Industry.

Yixuan Hao swirls the sparkling red in her glass and dips nearer to sniff. Throughout this frigid afternoon, she has been smelling and tasting wines from sunnier climates: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, California. Perhaps soon, sooner than many people think, students like herself learning the wine trade here in ...

- Voice of America - US

China's Xinjiang halts mining in nature reserve to curb pollution: Xinhua.

BEIJING - China's far western Xinjiang region has suspended mining in one of its big nature reserves, the official Xinhua news agency reported, amid rising environmental concerns.

- Reuters - US

German award for Ilham Tohti sheds light on China's Uighur abuse.

Imprisoned Uighur rights activist Ilham Tohti has won the 2017 Weimar Human Rights award. Ulrich Delius from the Society for Threatened Peoples spoke with DW about Tohti's work and the significance of the award.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Chinese air stewardess suspended for eating leftover meal.

A Chinese flight attendant has been suspended after a video went viral online of her eating one of the meals left by passengers. The woman was defended by some internet users, who asked what was wrong with her eating leftover food. The video of the woman tucking into the meal was posted online several days ago. The footage ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China has a 'mega' oilfield that'll never boom.

Reuters/China Stringer Network China announced the discovery of the Mahu field located within the Junggar Basin of Xinjiang province. The field is estimated to hold between 0.52 and 1.24 billion tons of crude oil. Infrastructure in the region is poor so it'll never reach the level where it is economically viable to develop ...

- Business Insider - US

China Orders Regions To 'Regulate' Surging Natural Gas Prices.

China's state planning commission has ordered eight Chinese regions to regulate' surging gas prices amid winter heating demand and the switch to gas from coal, by meeting on Monday with natural gas producers, LNG terminal operators, and traders, Reuters reports, quoting an official at the National Development and Reform ...

- - US

In Xinjiang, Ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz Face Increased Pressure.

Chinese authorities have put increasing pressure on ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz in Xinjiang.

- The Diplomat - US