October 2013

Tiananmen crash: Terrorism or cry of desperation?

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:12
An anti-terrorism force holds exercises in Hami, in northwest China's Xinjiang region in July.

The events on Beijing's Tiananmen Square that resulted in the death of five people and the injury of dozens more were tragic, but are they representative of a serious terrorist threat to the Chinese state as is now being suggested by official sources?

Who Are the Uyghurs Really?

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:10

I was sitting in my high school history classroom on September 11, 2001. Although not in the city proper, I was living in New York at the time, and my father was working just across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

The Tiananmen Square Car Crash: Terrorism or Accident?

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:08

Beijing was shocked Monday when an SUV slammed into a crowd of tourists in front of the Forbidden City, killing two tourists and injuring 40 bystanders.

China's Insecurity Problem: What's Islam Got to Do With It?

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:05

Following the 1995 Oklahoma bombing Edward Said was invited for interview by the US media.

Tiananmen crash: Xinjiang security tightened

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:02
Authorities have stepped up security following the attack

Security appears to have been increased in China's Xinjiang region, a day after police said they had detained five suspects over the Tiananmen crash.

China targets Uighurs after deadly Tiananmen Square incident

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 21:48

Three people in the car and two tourists were killed when the car mounted the footpath, ploughed through the crowd and smashed into a barricade before exploding into flames.

Tiananmen Square: Was it a suicide attack?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 21:39

With Chinese authorities serving up a heavily filtered version of events, François Picard’s panel probes the likelihood of ethnic Uighurs actually attempting a suicide attack on Tiananmen Square

Horrific Day for Tiananmen Tourists Is Banner Day for Chinese Censors

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 21:37

On Oct. 28, a Jeep drove into a crowd in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, killing five people and injuring 38.

Massive censorship of Tiananmen Square “traffic incident”

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 21:36

Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s censorship of yesterday’s incident in Tiananmen Square in which five people, including two tourists, died when car a drove into pedestrians and then caught fire.

Beijing Police Probe Ethnic Uyghurs After Fatal Tiananmen Jeep Crash

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 22:00
Police block off the roads leading into Tiananmen Square in Beijing as smoke rises into the air after the crash, Oct. 28, 2013.

Authorities say they are are looking for two Xinjiang residents.