Global Times carried some really good coverage of the recent attacks in Kashgar, shedding light on the tension in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Rest of this post is really just the Global Times article itself. That one idea I feel deserves still extra mentioning is the fact that people when feeling there is nothing to loose, will tend to engage in more extremist … [Read more...] about Global Times: “Blood stains the Silk Road”
(Letter from pug_ster) National Geographic got into the propaganda act?
Saw an interesting blog of some brave woman who took great risks of taking a picture of 2 Uyghur 'protesters' before they got shot Chinese police. It even have a colorful story with it: Writer Matthew Teague photographed these Uygur men, advancing upon Chinese forces, moments before they were shot. Many people carry cameras these days. Some have uncommon courage. On page 36 … [Read more...] about (Letter from pug_ster) National Geographic got into the propaganda act?
The mathematics of 10,000 disappearing Uighurs: refuting a refutation of Kadeer's claim
In recent days, there have been widespread and unchallenged reports of Rebiya Kadeer's accusation in Japan that 10,000 Uighurs disappeared overnight in Urumqi on July 5. I can not find a transcript of Ms. Kadeer's press conference speech. The following, from the Guardian, is one of the more detailed and also seemingly the most critical account of her accusation: "Almost 10,000 … [Read more...] about The mathematics of 10,000 disappearing Uighurs: refuting a refutation of Kadeer's claim
Chinese Directors Withdraw from Australian Film Festival
This week, several Chinese directors, including world-renowed independent film director Jia Zhangke, abruptly withdrew their works from screening at the upcoming Melbourne International Film Festival, which starts today and runs through Aug. 9. Organizers of the Melbourne International Film Festival touts the festaival as “a feast of cinematic delicacies from over 50 … [Read more...] about Chinese Directors Withdraw from Australian Film Festival
(Letter from Hohhot, Opposing Viewpoint) Xinjiang, Tibet, beyond: China’s ethnic relations
The ethnic protests and clashes in China's westernmost region of Xinjiang on 5-6 July 2009 and the following days have caused around 200 deaths. The deadly violence, mainly between the Uyghur (and Muslim) population and the Han Chinese - but also involving the security forces killing some protesting Uyghurs, in circumstances that are not yet clear - has shocked and polarised … [Read more...] about (Letter from Hohhot, Opposing Viewpoint) Xinjiang, Tibet, beyond: China’s ethnic relations