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  • 73 militants killed in air strikes, clash (Pakistan)

    05/22/2014 4:13:07 AM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    DAWN ^ | May 22, 2014 | Pazir Gul
    MIRAMSHAH: At least 73 suspected local and foreign militants were killed in a series of pre-dawn air strikes on hideouts and bases in North Waziristan and in a later clash following an attack on security personnel. An army major and three other security personnel died in the clash. The targets of the air strikes were strongholds of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (Etim) ó a militant outfit comprising largely Turkic-speaking militants from Uzbekistan and Uighurs from Chinaís north-western autonomous region of Xinjiang, a security official said. China has blamed Etim, which also uses the name of Turkistan Islamic Party, for...
  • Dozens Injured in Blast in Capital of China's Xinjiang Region

    04/30/2014 9:45:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 30, 2014 | James T. Areddy
    Dozens Injured in Blast in Capital of China's Xinjiang Region At Least 50 Injured in Explosion at Train Station, Local Media Report By James T. Areddy Updated April 30, 2014 10:03 a.m. ET A blast injured dozens Wednesday evening at a train station in the capital city of northwestern China's Xinjiang region, where President Xi Jinping traveled this week with a pledge to strike hard at terrorists. The explosion occurred at 7 p.m. and ambulances were rushing injured to the hospital, the People's Daily official government newspaper said in a post on its verified social media feed. The newspaper later...
  • Made in China...wine that may soon rival the best of Bordeaux

    05/25/2008 12:25:42 PM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 33 replies · 110+ views
    scotsman.com ^ | William Lyons and Nathalie Thomas
    BORDEAUX, BurgundyÖ Xinjiang. The world's wine map may have to be significantly re-drawn with figures showing more than a glass is being raised to China. Such is the pace of wine consumption in China that last year the country produced more than 700 million bottles with new statistics showing that production will outstrip Australia's by 2009. Supermarket chain Morrisons has already added two wines ADVERTISEMENT from the north-west of China to its portfolio, while London fine wine merchants Berry Brothers & Rudd (BBR) has predicted that, by 2058, China will have all the essential ingredients to make fine wine to...
  • Uighur leader: ďWe have plans for many attacks in ChinaĒ

    03/18/2014 3:21:57 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2014 5:45 am EDT | Terrence McCoy
    Traditionally, the Uighur separatists arenít the sort to seek attention. Dwelling primarily in the mountains of Xinjiang Province in northwest China, they donít maintain an active social media presence like the Taliban or al-Qaeda. They almost never post videos boasting of exploits. But over the last two weeks, amid so-far unsubstantiated speculation the Uighurs had some involvement in the disappearance of MH370, the Turkic-speaking Muslim group has gained greater international notoriety than perhaps ever before. :snip: The Uighur emergence began on March 1 when a group of them wielding knives stormed a train station in southern China and stabbed to...
  • Chinese Airline Passengers Demonstrate "Let's Roll" To Terrorist Hijackers

    07/03/2012 6:10:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 3, 2012 | Editor
    Terrorism: Six hijackers were in for a surprise last week when they tried to commandeer a Tianjin Airlines jet bound for Urumqi, China. The passengers overpowered the gang, apparently killing two, and averted disaster. Seems "let's roll" translates very well into Chinese. In this case, the language was Uighur, the language of China's restive western state of Xinjiang, where an Islamic separatist movement with some links to al-Qaida has been active. Last Friday, in the city of Hotan, six ethnic Uighurs aged 26 to 30, rose from their seats after takeoff, three in front and three in back, and tried...
  • Q&A: China's restive far west

    10/30/2013 7:03:04 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/31/2013 | Katie Hunt
    Hong Kong (CNN) -- A connection to Xinjiang, a restive autonomous region in northwestern China, has emerged in the investigation into the jeep that plowed into crowds in Tiananmen Square on Monday, killing five and injuring at least 40. The incident, which has been identified as a terrorist attack, was "carefully planned, organized and premeditated," police said Wednesday on their official Weibo account online. Tuesday, police circulated a notice to hotels in Beijing related to a "major incident" listing names that suggested suspects belonged to the Uyghur ethnic group that comes from Xinjiang. The region has a long history of...
  • China's west erupts in violence 2nd time in 3 days

    06/28/2013 11:06:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 6/28/2013 | Didi Tang and Gillian Wong
    BEIJING (AP) -- A tense minority region in China's far west erupted in violence Friday for the second time in three days, barely hours after the government called the earlier unrest a "terrorist attack" and raised the death toll to 35. State media gave few details in a brief dispatch about Friday's unrest, saying it was "a violent attack" that took place on a pedestrian street in Hotan, a city in Xinjiang, a region that has seen China's minority Uighurs clash with the ethnic Han majority. No details on casualties were released.
  • Red Chinaís Economic Strategies for Central Asia: Building Roads to Afghan Strategic Resources

    09/25/2012 10:46:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 9/21/2012 | Zabikhulla S. Saipov
    Recent Chinese diplomatic maneuvers in Central Asia, both bilateral and multilateral, show that Beijingís strategy treats the region as a corridor for reaching resource bases in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa. Central Asia is thus part of Chinaís broader blueprint of securing strategic resources and supplies to feed its developing economy (Z. Saipov, China Oil & Gas Monitor, Week 21, Issue 396, News Base, May 31, p. 3Ė4). Hu Jintao (L) and Islam Karimov Illustratively, Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyuís two-week official tour of Congo, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on September 1Ė13 (English.sina.com, September 6) supports the premise that...
  • Amnesty slams China for Uighur crackdown three years after riots

    07/05/2012 12:03:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jul 5, 2012 2:15am EDT | (Reporting by Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Ron Popeski)
    China has detained and intimidated dozens of ethnic Uighurs in the far western region of Xinjiang for speaking out on rights abuses following riots in the regional capital three years ago, Amnesty International said. In July 2009, the capital city of Urumqi was rocked by violence between majority Han Chinese and minority Uighurs that killed nearly 200 people. Many of the Muslim Uighurs, who speak a Turkic language and call Xinjiang home, chafe at Beijing's rule. Since then, China has executed nine people it accused of instigating the riots, detained and prosecuted hundreds and ramped up spending on security, according...
  • RedChina: Insurgency in Xinjiang Complicates Chinese-Pakistani Relations

    04/22/2012 12:23:49 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    China typically exercises caution when making public statements about terrorist attacks in Xinjiang. When China blames attacks on Pakistan-based terrorist organizations, such as the possibly defunct East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), it risks adding tensions to the Sino-Pakistani ¬ďall-weather¬Ē friendship. [1] However, when China blames attacks on local Uyghurs it is tantamount to an admission that its policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have not created a ¬ďharmonious society.¬Ē Zhou Yongkang (left), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), shakes hands with a local Uygur farmer...
  • Uyghur Unrest in Xinjiang Shakes Sino-Pakistani Relations

    08/26/2011 11:35:34 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    AFPC Terrrorism Monitor ^ | 8/19/2011 | Raffaello Pantucci
    It has been a difficult summer for Red Chinaís restive western province Xinjiang. A series of incidents characterized as terrorism have struck two of the provinceís cities, causing death, destruction and ethnic tension. This picture was further complicated when the government of the city of Kashgar published a statement online that claimed at least one of the perpetrators had been trained in Pakistan (Xinhua, August 1). The allegation by Communist Chinese officials cast a shadow over Sino-Pakistani relations, a bilateral relationship that had been characterized in Kashgar just the month before by Pakistani Ambassador to China Masood Khan as ďhigher...
  • China Points to Pakistan in Xinjiang Attack

    08/01/2011 12:41:36 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 2, 2011 | Jason Dean
    China pointed a finger at Pakistan, one of its closest foreign partners, as it blamed one of two deadly attacks over the weekend in the northwestern Xinjiang region on Muslim extremists trained across the Pakistani border.‬ Police also "executed on the spot" two more suspected attackers in the city of Kashgar, according to a local government statement, while paramilitary police with shotguns and automatic weapons patrolled the streets to prevent further unrest. Local authorities said 20 people were killed in all in the attacks by knife-wielding members of the Uighur ethnic minority on Saturday and Sunday in the second week...
  • China blames extremists for Xinjiang attack(trained in Pakistan?)

    08/01/2011 7:02:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    NHK ^ | 08/01/11
    China blames extremists for Xinjiang attack China says a group led by militants trained in Pakistan was behind Sunday's attack in Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region. In a statement on the Internet, the government in Kashgar says a suspect detained after the attack told police that the leaders of their group belong to a separatist organization called the "East Turkistan Islamic Movement." They reportedly learned how to make explosives in Pakistan before carrying out Sunday's attack. On Sunday night, a group of attackers stabbed people on the streets of Kashgar, killing 6 people and injured 15. Five suspects...
  • Deadly Violence Hits Xinjiang (China's War With Islam)

    07/31/2011 9:25:52 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 4 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | July 31, 2011 | Agence France Presse
    Knife-wielding attackers killed 10 people in China’s Xinjiang region and another four were shot dead by police as a wave of violence swept the ethnically-torn area, state media and officials said on Sunday. The unrest occurred in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar in two separate attacks, and local residents said on Sunday the city centre was under lockdown, with security forces patrolling the streets. Xinjiang has seen several outbreaks of ethnic violence in recent years as the mainly Muslim Uyghur minority bridles under what it regards as oppression by the government and the unwanted immigration of ethnic Han...
  • Attacks in China's Xinjiang, 13 dead

    07/31/2011 5:50:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NHK ^ | 07/31/11
    Attacks in China's Xinjiang, 13 dead In China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Saturday night, two men brandishing knives attacked passers-by, killing 6 people. At least 6 others were killed in explosions that occurred near the area just before the incident. China's state-run Xinhua news agency says the 2 men jumped into a truck in Kashgar city. Then they drove into a crowd of people. The pair stabbed 6 people to death. One of the attackers died while being captured. Xinhua says that about an hour before the attack, 2 explosions occurred near the scene, one from a minivan, which...
  • Blast in China's Kashgar kills at least 3: reports (back-to-back attacks on Sat & Sun)

    07/31/2011 4:01:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/31/11 | Terril Yue Jones
    Blast in China's Kashgar kills at least 3: reports By Terril Yue Jones BEIJING | Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:25am EDT (Reuters) - An explosion rocked the far-west Chinese city of Kashgar Sunday, killing at least three people including a policeman in the latest in a series of attacks in the region this month, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported. The explosion came about 16 hours after two other blasts were reported in Kashgar and eight people were killed in a knife attack in the city, in the restive Xinjiang region near Tajikistan. A group of Uighur exiles from the...
  • 18 Reported Dead in Xinjiang Violence

    China on Wednesday raised the death toll to 18 from a clash at a police station in the restive far western region of Xinjiang, saying that 14 "rioters" died along with two policemen and two hostages. Government officials previously said at least four people were killed in what they described as a terrorist attack but which the Germany-based exile group World Uyghur Congress said was an attack on peaceful protesters. The congress had said 20 Uighurs were killed - 14 beaten to death and 6 shot dead - and 70 arrested, when police opened fire on protesters, leading to fighting...
  • Armed men attack police station in Chinaís Xinjiang province, killing officers

    07/18/2011 5:18:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    WP ^ | 07/18/11 | Keith B. Richburg
    Armed men attack police station in Chinaís Xinjiang province, killing officers By Keith B. Richburg, Published: July 18 BEIJING óAttackers armed with Molotov cocktails and explosives stormed a police station in Chinaís restive Muslim province of Xinjiang on Monday, killing and wounding several police officers, taking hostages and setting the building on fire, according to a local official and a report from the state-run news agency Xinhua. Several attackers and some hostages were killed when police converged on the besieged police station, in the crowded ďgrand bazaarĒ area in the city of Hotan, and several bystanders in a nearby commercial...
  • Al-Qaeda camp teaches boys as young as five to bomb and kill

    09/06/2010 6:53:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    MIRROR.co.uk ^ | August 29, 2010 | Nick Owens
    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET: "Boys as young as five can barely hold up the machine guns and pistols in their hands as they take aim at imaginary targets in the Pakistan desert. But this is no sick game, it is their first step along the way to becoming al-Qaeda terrorists as they are taught about military combat and how to launch suicide missions. At hidden camps terrorist chiefs also use toys to teach the boys how they can blow up buildings and mount roadside bomb attacks. One chilling image from a video filmed inside one camp shows children, barely old...
  • China: Slain Patrolmen 'Checked' Uyghurs(bomb attack on police,7 killed,14 wounded)

    08/25/2010 6:07:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    RFA ^ | 08/19/10
    Slain Patrolmen 'Checked' Uyghurs 2010-08-19 Local resentment may have provoked a targeted attack in Xinjiang. AFP Members of a police auxiliary unit killed in a bomb attack Thursday in Chinaís northwestern Xinjiang region had harassed ethnic Uyghurs, singling out men with beards and women wearing traditional head coverings, according to police sources. The attack in Aksu city, in which a man riding a three-wheeled vehicle threw explosives at a group of uniformed patrolmen, killed seven people and wounded 14, according to wire service reports. The man was taken into custody, while a woman who accompanied him in the attack was...
  • "Criminal Gangs," i.e. Misunderstanders of Islam, Murder Seven in China

    08/19/2010 2:47:18 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    (OUTLOOK INDIA) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | August 19, 2010 1:45 AM | Posted by Robert
    SNIPPET: "Renewed violence struck China's restive Xinjiang province when seven people were killed and fourteen wounded in a suspected bomb attack today, local officials said. The explosion took place on a three wheeled vehicle in Aksu city and the local officials blamed the blast on "criminal gangs", an abbreviation used by authorities for Muslim separatists." SNIPPET: "Xinjiang has been beset by ethnic conflict and separatist violence for the past few years and last summer witnessed bloody clashes between the Uighurs, the largely Muslim ethnic group and the majority Han Chinese settlers which left 197 people dead." SNIPPET: "The provincial Governor...
  • Researchers may know identity of ancient town in Xinjiang ["the mysterious town of Zhubin"]

    06/11/2010 4:58:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies · 372+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | June 09, 2010 | unattributed
    An ancient town that was discovered 6.3 kilometers west of the Lop Nor Creek Tomb in Xinjiang is most likely the mysterious town of Zhubin, according to a report from Chongqing Evening News. After more than one year of investigation and study, Lu Houyuan and others recently released the important research results in China's authoritative magazine, the Chinese Science Bulletin. According to sources, the ancient town is one of the three archaeological discoveries made between November and December in 2008 by the Lop Nor Scientific Exploration Team, led by Xia Xuncheng, researcher at the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography...
  • Mummy find in China desert stirs ethnic debate [Caucasian Features]

    03/16/2010 3:18:32 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 34 replies · 2,402+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 17 March 2010 | Nicholas Wade
    In the middle of a terrifying desert north of Tibet, Chinese archaeologists have excavated an extraordinary cemetery. Its inhabitants died almost 4,000 years ago, yet their bodies have been well preserved by the dry air. The cemetery lies in what is now China's northwest province of Xinjiang, yet the people have European features, with brown hair and long noses. Their remains, though lying in one of the world's largest deserts, are buried in upside-down boats. And where tombstones might stand, declaring pious hope for some god's mercy in the afterlife, their cemetery sports instead a vigorous forest of phallic symbols,...
  • Two held after aircraft toilet fire in China's Xinjiang (toilet paper terrorist?)

    01/30/2010 6:53:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 346+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/30/10
    Two held after aircraft toilet fire in China's Xinjiang Reuters Sat Jan 30, 2:37 am ET BEIJING (Reuters) Ė Chinese police have detained two people after a domestic flight from the restless western region of Xinjiang was forced to turn around when a passenger set fire to toilet paper in the washroom, state media said on Saturday. The official Xinhua news agency said the China Southern flight was bound for the central Chinese city of Wuhan. "The crew of the flight CZ6939 ... discovered the passenger's behavior some time after take-off," Xinhua said, citing Xinjiang police sources. "Two passengers, including...
  • China says ready to protect nation after Al-Qaeda threat

    10/12/2009 12:37:41 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies · 1,553+ views
    Space Wat ^ | 10/10/2009 | Staff Writers
    China said Saturday it was confident it could ensure the nation's safety after an Al-Qaeda leader called on members of the mainly Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang to launch a jihad against Beijing. "The Chinese government has the confidence and the ability to protect the safety of the nation, of people's lives and property," foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said in a statement faxed to AFP. Ma was reacting to a call made this week by Abu Yahia al-Libi, one of Al-Qaeda's top leaders, in a video recording posted on an Islamist website, according to the SITE Intelligence group. "Let...
  • China: Al-Qaeda urges holy war to defend Muslims

    10/09/2009 12:16:44 AM PDT · by MonicaG · 15 replies · 673+ views
    adnkronosinternational ^ | October 7, 2009 | AKI
    Rome, 7 October (AKI) - A leading Al-Qaeda militant on Wednesday called on Muslims worldwide to defend Uighurs in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang. He told Uighurs to prepare for a holy war or Jihad and urged a "vast media campaign" to raise awareness of their fate at the hands of "oppressive" China.
  • China: Al-Qaeda urges holy war to defend Muslims

    10/07/2009 4:40:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 619+ views
    AKI ^ | Oct. 7, 2009
    Rome, 7 October (AKI) - A leading Al-Qaeda militant on Wednesday called on Muslims worldwide to defend Uighurs in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang. He told Uighurs to prepare for a holy war or Jihad and urged a "vast media campaign" to raise awareness of their fate at the hands of "oppressive" China. In the video posted to jihadist websites, Abu Yahya al-Libi appeared to launch a frontal assault against China. "This massacre is not being carried out by criminal Crusaders or evil Jews who have committed crimes against our nation," al-Libi stated. "Today, a new massacre is being...
  • China: Pipeline at Risk (Xinjiang and Central Asia)

    09/26/2009 3:52:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 282+ views
    RFA ^ | 09/14/09 | Michael Lelyveld
    Pipeline at Risk By Michael Lelyveld 2009-09-14 Chinaís Central Asia gas pipeline project is increasingly at risk amid ethnic unrest in Xinjiang. BOSTONóRenewed unrest in Xinjiang has come at a critical time for Chinaís energy development as the country prepares to open its first gas import pipeline through the western region by the end of the year, experts say. Central Asian countries report they are on schedule for the mid-December startup of the 2,000-km (1,240-mile) pipeline from Turkmenistan through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, forming part of an ambitious 7,000-km project to supply Chinaís eastern cities. On Aug. 14, China National Petroleum...
  • China: Panic over syringe stabbings spreads to Beijing (Chicom, the victim of urban legend?)

    09/11/2009 4:30:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 635+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 09/11/09 | Jane Macartney
    Panic over syringe stabbings spreads to Beijing Jane Macartney, China Correspondent The Chinese authorities are anxious that mysterious syringe stabbings that have caused panic in the restive far west have now reached the capital. The threat of such needle attacks comes as an enormous security blanket has been thrown across Beijing to ensure that a huge military parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Communist Party rule passes off without a hitch on October 1. Indications that the bizarre attacks may have extended from the mostly Muslim, riot-torn region of Xinjiang to Beijing came in the form of directives from...
  • UAE air force plane carrying arms, admits pilot

    09/07/2009 3:38:08 PM PDT · by OldSpice · 24 replies · 1,949+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 8 September 2009 | The Times of India
    KOLKATA: After trying to fob off Indian officials and investigators all of Sunday night, one of the pilots of the United Arab Emirates air force aircraft detained at Kolkata airport since Sunday finally admitted to the plane carrying a consignment of weapons. The C-130 Hercules among the biggest transport aircraft in the world was on its way to Xiangyang, China, from UAEAF's Western Air Command base in Abu Dhabi. Although the UAE government had the necessary clearances from Indian authorities for the flight to land in Kolkata, it had not informed that the aircraft would be carrying weapons. Indian Customs...
  • New unrest in China's Xinjiang after syringe attacks (what's in syringe?)

    09/03/2009 11:30:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 641+ views
    Reuter ^ | 09/03/09 | Ben Blanchard And Lucy Hornby
    New unrest in China's Xinjiang after syringe attacks By Ben Blanchard and Lucy Hornby Thu Sep 3, 5:29 am ET BEIJING (Reuters) Ė A new round of unrest broke out in China's far western region of Xinjiang on Thursday, as protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against a series of reported syringe attacks in the regional capital, witnesses said. The protests happened at a highly sensitive time for China, as it gears up to celebrate in less than a month the 60th anniversary of the Communist Party coming to power, which has been accompanied by a nationwide security clampdown....
  • Al-Qaeda's "Islamic State of Iraq" Calls on Muslims to Join Uighur Jihad against China

    08/31/2009 3:22:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 829+ views
    THE MEMRI BLOG.org ^ | Posted August 31, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following SNIPPET is a quote: Al-Qaeda's "Islamic State of Iraq" Calls on Muslims to Join Uighur Jihad against China On August 22, 2009, the media division of Al-Qaeda's "Islamic State of Iraq" organization (ISI) released the sixth video in its "Knights of Martyrdom" series, which celebrates jihadists killed in the war in Iraq. This time, the video was dedicated to the Muslims of East Turkestan, i.e. the Uighurs of China's Xinjiang Province. The clashes that took place in Urumchi in July between Uighurs and the Chinese authorities and other Han Chinese elicited a large wave of popular support...
  • Plane hijacked in China's Xinjiang

    08/09/2009 9:55:13 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 29 replies · 3,447+ views
    BNO News ^ | Aug 9, 2009 | staff
    CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A plane was hijacked in China's restive region of Xinjiang on Sunday, according to state media. The agency sent out a brief "flash" alert saying a plane had been hijacked, without giving further details
  • Uyghur thugs wanted globally by Chinese police

    08/02/2009 7:07:00 AM PDT · by badguy2000 · 9 replies · 636+ views
    Xinjiang police published the photoes of 15 suspects wanted globally. 1 of the 15 wanted suspects is Han and the others are Uyghur. BTW, after having arrested 253 suspects invloved in the bloody riots in Urumqi on July 5th, Xinjiang police announced that they had arrested 319 more suspects again. Xinjiang police pledge that " all thugs would be arrested and none of them has chance to escape"
  • CHINA, CHINA, AND MORE CHINA

    07/17/2009 1:41:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 445+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 17 July 2009 | n/a
    Without a doubt the biggest story in the jihadi web this past week is China, in response to the perceived oppression of the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang, AKA East Turkistan. Examples of postings include ē a history of Muslims in China ē an article on "The Strategic Importance of Xinjiang for Eurasian Energy Infrastructure" (complete with a translation into Arabic of the source English-language article, and a map of pipelines in Central Asia) ē a chapter from a book by Mohammed Qutb about Communism ē and last, but certainly not least, a statement from Commander Sayfullah of the Uighur 'Turkistan...
  • China: Civilian Airports Commandeered, More Than 10,000 Paramilitary Police Diverted to Xinjiang

    07/16/2009 9:57:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 537+ views
    Boxun ^ | 07/10/09
    Civilian Airports Commandeered, More Than 10,000 Paramilitary Police Diverted to Xinjiang to Maintain Security By chinafreepress.org (translation) Jul 10, 2009 - 4:26:58 AM (Image) Civilian Airports Commandeered, More Than 10,000 Paramilitary Police Diverted to Xinjiang to Maintain Security Boxun reports that regional airports and airliners have been commandeered in transporting 14,000 paramilitary police officers and troops from Jiangsu, Henan and Fujian provinces to Xinjiang following last week's violent uprising. A correspondent in Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport confirmed that flights were cancelled while the military deployment took place.
  • China sets up rationale to invade?

    07/16/2009 8:15:31 AM PDT · by helpfulresearcher · 21 replies · 802+ views
    China's official media ^ | 2009-07-15 16:27:26 | Xinhua
    "The SCO, a regional organization founded by China and five other countries that lie close to the Xinjiang region -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan -- said in a statement that it believes the measures the Chinese government is taking can restore peace and order there. ... The statement demonstrated that the SCO member states understood well that the situation in Xinjiang bears closely on that of the entire surrounding region, and stability in Central and South Asia would in turn promote the enduring peace and common prosperity of all countries there. ... Historially, Xinjiang was known for its...
  • Uighurs called for jihad, pulled out knives

    07/15/2009 3:13:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 513+ views
    (AFP) via JIHAD WATCH..org ^ | Posted by Robert at July 14, 2009 2:39 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BEIJING - THREE Uighur men tried to incite other Muslims to launch a 'jihad' and attacked a mosque security guard before police shot and killed two of them, state media reported on Tuesday. The incident began when around 150 Muslims were praying in a mosque in Urumqi, the capital of the northwest Xinjiang region on Monday, Xinhua news agency said, citing an unnamed imam who was giving a service at the time. One man stood up and tried to take over the prayers but was stopped, the imam told Xinhua. A few minutes later the man reportedly stood up...
  • China demands Turkish retraction

    07/14/2009 2:02:54 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 12 replies · 475+ views
    bbc ^ | 14 July 2009
    China has demanded that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan retract his accusation that Beijing practised genocide against ethnic Uighurs. Mr Erdogan made the comments after riots in the Muslim Uighur heartland of Xinjiang in which 184 people died. Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, is under heavy police and military control. UK-based analysts say al-Qaeda-linked militants in Algeria have called for reprisals against Chinese workers in the wake of the violence. China's rejection of Mr Erdogan's remarks came in an editorial headlined "Don't twist facts" in the English-language newspaper China Daily. It said the fact that 137 of the 184 victims of...
  • How to Quell the Riots in Chinese Style (Quantity Matters)

    07/14/2009 2:32:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 693+ views
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  • China and Another Bankrupt Ideology

    07/13/2009 4:57:48 PM PDT · by joey703 · 2 replies · 343+ views
    Breaking Down Borders: Korea ^ | July 12, 2009 | Han
    You see the Chinese flag has five stars. Each of the five stars represents an ethnic group that is supposed to compose the Chinese nation. These five stars represent the Han Chinese, the Turks of Xinjiang, Tibetans, Manchurians, and Mongolians. The ideology is so that just like you have Chinese-Americans in the United States, you have a Chinese nation of multiple ethnic groups, including Koreans. But, they don't get a star (But, of course, the crucial difference would be that Chinese-Americans willingly migrated to the United States whereas those five groups outside of Manchurians, who for all practical purposes no...
  • Oil tank explodes at chemical factory in Urumqi: Xinhua+

    07/11/2009 9:30:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 3 replies · 445+ views
    Kyoto via Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2009 | N/A
    An oil tank exploded at a chemical plant in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's restive Xinjiang region, on Sunday morning, the official Xinhua News Agency reported quoting firefighters. No casualties have been reported so far and the cause is being investigated, the report said. The explosion occurred around 10 a.m. at a refinery of China National Petroleum Corp. in northern Urumqi, Xinhua quoted city firefighters as saying.
  • Xinjiang violence: Views from China

    07/11/2009 9:08:34 PM PDT · by vivi · 4 replies · 735+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 10 July 2009 17:12 UK
    As the situation in Xinjiang calms down, people from across China discuss the cause of the unrest and the impact it might have on social stability in the future. Harry He, tradesman, Xian Uighurs believe this is their land, and it is. But Han Chinese have been settling down there since the Tang dynasty, when the Silk Route opened up new cities and new opportunities. Maybe the Chinese did rule Xinjiang with an iron first. But we are learning the lesson. Things have already got better for ethnic minorities. In some ways, they enjoy more privileges. For example I have...
  • Search for Han Chinese sister whose family were butchered by Uighurs

    07/11/2009 8:30:18 PM PDT · by vivi · 10 replies · 891+ views
    Timesonlie ^ | July 10, 2009 | Jane Macartney
    What was once a grocery shop is now a blackened mess. Two boys in shorts and singlets play in the rubble but the usual occupants are absent. Five days ago a Han Chinese family was butchered in this small shop ó victims of the Uighurs who rampaged through Urumqi. Yu Dongzhi described how he clawed through the smoking ruins of the store to search for the family who lived there. He hoped to find his sister, Yu Xinli; her husband, Zhang Mingying; their 13-year-old son; her elderly mother-in-law; and a nephew aged 27. The police helped him to dig among...
  • China Silences the Muslim World

    07/11/2009 11:07:14 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 39 replies · 1,252+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11 | Gordon G. Chang
    On Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan announced his country will ask the UN Security Council to discuss the ethnic rioting that has scarred Chinaís Xinjiang region this week. Then he upped the rhetoric. ďThe incidents in China are, simply put, a genocide,Ē Erdogan said on Friday. ďThereís no point in interpreting this otherwise.Ē On July 5, a peaceful demonstration by the local Uighurs,Turkic Muslims,apparently triggered a savage reaction by Chinese police, and that led to bloody clashes between enraged Uighurs and Hans, members of the majority ethnic group in China. The disturbances started in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang,and...
  • Ethnic Tensions Escalate in China's Xinjiang Region

    07/07/2009 7:09:22 PM PDT · by maccaca · 8 replies · 689+ views
    Thousands of angry ethnic Han Chinese wielding clubs and machetes roamed this capital city of Xinjiang territory and engaged in sporadic revenge attacks against Uighurs after deadly riots Sunday. The fresh unrest prompted Chinese President Hu Jintao to fly home early Wednesday from Italy, where he had been scheduled to attend the meeting of the Group of Eight leading nations. His sudden departure from such a high-profile international event underlined the severity of the challenge the Xinjiang violence presents to China's leadership. In Urumqi, authorities imposed a curfew and security forces tried to keep the two ethnic groups apart in...
  • China Arrests 1,434 After Deadly Muslim Riots

    07/06/2009 7:19:20 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 17 replies · 685+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | July 6Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Most of us have read about Muslims rioting in numerous European countries. When the riots were over, Muslims who were in them were basically free to go about their business. Not in China. China arrests 1,434 after deadly Xinjiang riots By WILLIAM FOREMAN URUMQI, China Ė Police have arrested 1,434 suspects in connection with the worst ethnic violence in decades in China's western Xinjiang region, which killed at least 156 people, state media reported Tuesday.
  • Chinese Media: 1434 Arrested in Xinjiang Riots

    07/06/2009 6:54:12 PM PDT · by maccaca · 11 replies · 642+ views
    State-run Chinese media say police have arrested 1,434 suspects in the deadly ethnic riots in the western Xinjiang region. Officials released no other details. The White House says it is deeply concerned over the deadly violence in and has called for restraint. Chinese officials say at least 156 people were killed and more than 800 hurt in riots between ethic Uighurs and police in Xinjiang. Monday's fighting grew out of what witnesses say was a peaceful anti-government protest by Uighurs Sunday. No one is sure what led the march to explode into violence. But Chinese officials accuse exiled Uighur groups...
  • China: Photos of Uyghur Riots in Urumqi, Xinjiang (city on fire)

    07/06/2009 5:18:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 67 replies · 6,376+ views
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  • 140 slain as Chinese riot police, Muslims clash in northwestern city (Uyghurs)

    07/06/2009 12:04:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies · 3,509+ views
    140 slain as Chinese riot police, Muslims clash in northwestern city Eight hundred people are injured and hundreds are reported arrested in Urumqi. The Uighur demonstrators were protesting against racial discrimination. By Barbara Demick July 6, 2009 Firefighters are seen dousing a bus in Urumqi, the main city in Xinjiang, where China's ethnic Uighur minority is concentrated. Eight hundred people were injured and hundreds held as demonstrations against racial discrimination erupted into street violence. (Shen Qiao / New China News Agency / July 5, 2009) Reporting from Beijing - China's worst ethnic violence in years broke out Sunday in the...