Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

Today I saw the riots in China on the news, and earlier in the day...?

I had been listening to "Tienanmen man" by Nevermore, which I haven't listened to in months, seems really weird that I'd be listening to a song about a riot in China and then on the news later that day there's a riot in China, SPOOOOKY!!!

and then I realized they were just muslim terrorists and completely lost interest, and thought, "let the Chinese govt. handle this like they handle most things, I don't mind"

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    China: Uighur ethnic identity under threat in China

    The ethnic identity of Uighurs in western China is being systematically eroded. Government policies, including those that limit use of the Uighur language, severe restrictions on freedom of religion, and a sustained influx of Han Chinese migrants into the region, are destroying customs and, together with employment discrimination, fuelling discontent and ethnic tensions. The government has mounted an aggressive campaign that has led to the arrest and arbitrary detention of thousands of Uighurs on charges of 'terrorism, separatism and religious extremism' for peacefully exercising their human rights.

    Uighurs are a Turkic speaking, mainly Sunni Islamic ethnic group with a long history at the heart of central Asia. In China, they are concentrated in the western region of the country, an area historically claimed by competing empires, warlords and ethnic groups. In 1949, the region was integrated into the People's Republic of China. In 1955, the People's Republic of China established the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), in recognition of the Uighurs' predominance in the region, a status which according to the Chinese Constitution entitles ethnic minorities to organs of self-government in order to exercise autonomy.

    According to the latest Chinese census in 2000, there are more than 18 million people living in the XUAR, of whom 47 per cent are Uighurs, 40 per cent are Han Chinese and 12 per cent are other ethnic groups, including Kazakhs, Kyrgyzs, Tatars, Uzbeks and Tajiks. The Han Chinese population has increased significantly from an estimated 6 per cent in 1949 due to central government policies that include providing financial incentives to Han Chinese who migrate to the region.

    Fuel For Discontent - discrimination and forced labour

    The Chinese state has failed to protect Uighurs from employment discrimination which has resulted in extremely high rates of unemployment among Uighurs in the XUAR and fuelled discontent. Many Uighurs report seeing 'Uighurs need not apply' signs posted by employers at job fairs demonstrating the state's inaction in enforcing anti-discrimination laws. Even university graduates who speak fluent Chinese have difficulty finding employment.

    The XUAR is the only area of China where the general population (non-prisoners) is systematically subject to a government policy of forced labour. Under a system referred to as 'hashar', farming families are fined if they fail to send a family member, sometimes several times each year, to labour on agricultural, infrastructural and other public works for up to two to three weeks at a time. The individuals are given no compensation for their labour, no room or board, and are expected to pay their own transportation costs. Many describe sleeping out in the open and eating nothing but instant noodles for days while doing hard labour. Families that do not have an able-bodied young man to send are not

    exempt - men and women as old as 70, and children as young as 12, are reported by Uighurs to have participated.

    The systematic erosion of Uighur ethnic identity by the Chinese authorities is characterised by repression and human rights abuses. The Chinese authorities must immediately reverse policies that limit use of the Uighur language and severely restrict freedom of religion and Uighurs' ability to enjoy and replicate their culture.

    Repression In The Name Of The 'War On Terror'

  • 1 decade ago

    The riot reflected the problem in history, the reason on Tienanmen and the reason for insisting socialism in China.

    Historically, from the ancient time, from the time when we don't know, Han Chinese is the majority in Chinese soil. Then, eventually, via battle and diplomacy, other tribes, e.g. Uighur groups, joined into and form the modern China. However, Han Chinese is always the majority and has taken the leadership. Then, there is always conflicts in benefit, religion and culture.

    If China is using democracy: rules by majority, then those minor tribes will suffer much; and, conflicts and riots will never end. The goodness in socialism is to bring the focus into social construction and every tribes will share the same social status. However, this is only an idea; it can never be achieve in practice. Han Chinese is always the best in civilization and other minor tribes tend to be barbaric.

    Unless minor tribes are willing to adopt modern civilization and Han Chinese willing to treat minor tribes as brothers, there is no peace.

  • 1 decade ago

    today i read a post on yahoo-news, then realized that it was from a hook nosed war criminal, then i said: let him bark like all his brethrens the pedophiles, but if he ever comes near my 5 year old son, then i will send him to a chinese prison where this dog will never bark again.

  • 1 decade ago

    They handle things with blood.

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