Tag Archives: Uyghurs

Xinjiang in radical Islam’s crosshairs

The Chinese Communist Party policy towards minorities, particularly Tibetans and Uyghurs, has clearly failed. Self-immolation by Tibetans – since February 2009 133 men and women have made the ultimate political protest – and increasingly frequent attacks by Uyghurs such as the Urumqi market bombing and the Kunming train station knife massacre as well as the dud car bomb in

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Islamic State in China

Alexa Olsen, Foreign Policy, 11 August, 2014 They’ve been grabbing headlines nearly everywhere else, but the jihadis of northern Iraq haven’t been getting much play in China. But a threat by the Islamic State (IS) of revenge against countries, including China, for seizing what IS calls “Muslim rights” appears to have changed all that. The comments were made in early July, but the news didn’t jump the language barrier from Arabic into Mandarin until

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Terrorist attack in Urumuqi Xinjiang, 31 dead and 90 injured

At about 8 am local time, an unknown number of assailants in two cars attacked an open air market in Urumuqi, capital of  Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. This is the third incident in as many months involving Uygurs, which include the Kunming train station knife attack  in March, and another attack on a train station in

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China’s hardline ethnic assimilation policy not popular with Uighurs

Michael Sainsbury On the evening of March 1 a gang of eight people clad in black went on a violent rampage in the main railway station of Kunming, the capital of the southern Chinese province of Yunnan. Armed only with knives, they killed 29 people and injured over 140. Police shot five of the assailants,

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