Retailers in the Chinese city of Urumqi, which witnessed deadly protests last weekend, and other cities in the region have resumed business, the Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, citing China's Ministry of Commerce.
Bloody riots which broke out this week in the far west of China are another ominous warning which the ruling Communist Party should heed if it is to maintain the country's cherished stability. Although quickly dismissed by officials as the work of foreign provocateurs, this violence highlights the moral void at the heart of the government's policies for future development and can't be squelched permanently with another crackdown.
The more Chinese authorities try to stamp out protests by repressed ethnic minorities, the fiercer those protests grow. Beijing should have learned that lesson after last year’s bloody anti-Chinese riots in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. It didn’t. This week, clashes in Xinjiang between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese have left at least 156 dead and more than 1,000 wounded.
A new 37-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the effects of the Xinjiang Work Forum, held in May 2010, which heralded an unprecedented state-led development push in East Turkestan.
A new 89-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) documents the Chinese state’s top-down destruction of Uyghur communities in Kashgar and throughout East Turkestan, in a targeted and highly politicized push that Chinese officials have accelerated in the wake of turbulent unrest in the region in 2009.