Uyghurs Failed by China’s Policies

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July 03, 2013 | Sharnoff’s Global Views | By Henryk Szadziewski

According to Chinese state media (there are no independent accounts) alleged terrorists in two small townships of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or East Turkestan – depending on your politics – conducted a series of attacks on government property and civilians.

The June 26 incident in the northerly township of Lukchun appeared the deadlier of the two with Chinese official media asserting 35 people had been killed either by assailants or police. The second incident in Hanerik Township near Hotan in the south of the region seems to have been sparked by tensions stemming from excessive regulation on religion.

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