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Anurag Viswanath: Managing diversity - China gets a wake-up call

Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

China’s extreme north-west province, the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), propelled into the global spotlight this week with rioting and violence between the Uighurs (Turkic- Muslims) and Han Chinese ethnic groups.

The 'New Land'

Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

China’s ethnic moment is here with a vengeance. This was nervously endorsed by President Hu Jintao’s decision to cut short the G-8 summit to return home. The ongoing unrest in Xinjiang will bring with it a familiar sense of déjà vu.

Chinese oppression of minorities

Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

The unrest in Urumqi and the massacre of Muslim Uighurs once again highlighted the instability of Chinese society and the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) cruel, merciless nature.

Uighur riots show need for rethink by Beijing

Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

The deadly ethnic riot on Sunday in Urumqi, capital of China’s Xinjiang province, is a wake-up call for Beijing. The violent incident, in which 156 were killed and more than 800 wounded, should prompt the Chinese government to change its policies and address the ethnic tensions in China’s restive border regions, particularly Xinjiang and Tibet.

Washington Abetting Racism in China

Fri, 07/10/2009 - 12:00

Racism, alas, is not a uniquely American or European phenomenon. I can personally attest to the fact that racism abounds in Asia. The Japanese have long discriminated against immigrants, the Koreans like to contend they are most homogeneous population on the planet, and Han Chinese have a thinly disguised disdain for minority groups who constitute the other 8% of Beijing's 1.3 billion constituents.

Why Urumqi Has Frightened the CCP

Fri, 07/10/2009 - 12:00

In all my years watching the Chinese Communist Party and its ever-growing list of victims, I don’t think I have seen a single incident more telling about the weaknesses of the mainstream media (and, by reflection, the immense value of the Epoch Times—and I’d say that even if they didn’t run my columns) than what happened in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Province, this week. 

The discovery of the Uyghurs

Fri, 07/10/2009 - 12:00

The unrest in China’s western province of Xinjiang - known to the Uyghurs as East Turkestan - has focused the world’s attention on a comparatively neglected people. It is long overdue, says Henryk Szadziewski of the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

A Tibetan's Perception of the Uyghur Protests

Wed, 07/08/2009 - 12:00

Last weekend, while the Tibetans all over the world were preparing to celebrate the joyous occasion of the birthday of H.H. the Dalai Lama, news came out of Eastern Turkestan, called Xinjiang by China, about protests by the Uyghurs there and the subsequent Chinese crackdown that has resulted in the death of many people, both Chinese and Uyghurs.

Why China has clenched its fist in Xinjiang

Wed, 07/08/2009 - 12:00

Beijing's severe treatment of Uighurs – and Tibetans, too – may be an attempt to prevent a breakup similar to that of the Soviet Union.

Nury Turkel: Why Western leaders have failed the Uighurs

Tue, 07/07/2009 - 12:00

When I was growing up, we Uighurs were discriminated against because of our race, of course. But at least back then the Beijing government didn't try to portray us as terrorists. At least the Han Chinese weren't made to believe that we were evil.


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