Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Kunming Attack and Chinas Uighur Politics

The Kunming Attack and China’s Uighur Politics

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Uighur merchants in Uruqmi, Xinjiang. Like other Chinese minority groups, Uighurs face linguistic and religious discrimination, fueling a separatist movement that Chinese authorities have blamed for the March 1 terrorist attack in Kunming. (Photo: Peter Morgan / Flickr)
On March 1, a group of knife-wielding assailantsstormed a railway station in the southern Chinese city of Kunming. It was a grisly scene: Attacking passengers at random, the assailants killed 29 people and wounded 130. According to Chinese authorities a gang of six men and two women carried out the attack. Four attackers were shot and the other four have been detained. READ MORE

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