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Jul 22, 2009

More than 4,000 Uyghurs have been arrested by the Chinese government since July 5. Hundreds of civilians have been killed. Thousands have been injured. This violence follows the pattern of arbitrary detention, imprisonment, torture and execution that has enraged Westerners when it has occurred in places like Iran.

Jul 21, 2009

Beijing is busy releasing propaganda pictures of smiling Han Chinese leaving the hospital having just recovered from the Uighur riots. Smiling children, colorful flowers and pink-cheeked local officials feature prominently in the photos.

Jul 21, 2009

"Horrible video footage posted on the internet regarding the July 5th Urumqi massacre has brought some international attention and at the same time revealed the bitter reality that can be summarized as miserable Uyghurs

Jul 19, 2009

Over the past two weeks, deadly clashes in the Xinjiang province of western China have hit the headlines, highlighting the deep tension between the Uighurs - the Muslim, ethnic Turkic people native to the province - and the ethnic Chinese inhabitants who have settled there more recently.

Jul 19, 2009

Where are the fatwas? The angry marches in front of embassies, the indignant speeches? Where are al-Qaeda's videos? In short, what does China have that Denmark did not? China has been actively discriminating against Muslims, and recently a number of them have been killed in violent street riots.

Jul 19, 2009

The ethnic uprising in Mainland China's far western provinces, has sent seismic political jolts to Beijing.

Jul 19, 2009

As the Chinese government tries to control the situation in Xinjiang following riots there, critics say Beijing's policies are partly to blame for the outbreak of ethnic violence. Fighting between...

Jul 18, 2009

THE plight of Turkey’s Kurdish minority has never been of compelling interest to ordinary Chinese people. But in the past few days internet forums in China have been clamouring their support for Kurdish separatists. As Chinese security forces reimpose order after a bloody spasm of ethnic unrest in Xinjiang, Turkey is finding itself in the line of fire.

Jul 18, 2009

The rioting by Uighurs in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi in early July has put the spotlight back on China's handling of its ethnic minority regions. Coming just over a year after a similar outburst in Lhasa, the incident shows that hardline policies designed to suppress dissent have fostered bitter resentment that periodically erupts.

Jul 17, 2009

China’s harsh tactics in Xinjiang have only stoked Uighur rage. Joshua Kurlantzick on why Beijing can’t quit the iron fist.

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