Friday, July 10, 2009


Via Boing Boing, a good explanation of why resentment in Xinjian province has simmered for some time, and what should be done now that it has erupted in such spectacular fashion.

UPDATE: Scott Horton, on the policies of cultural annihilation that the Chinese government chooses to enact against troublesome ethnic minorities. I don't know how anyone can read this and not feel some twinge of sympathy for the Uighurs, especially if they know anything about the history of our own country and how it dealt with the Native inhabitants.

UPDATE II: At the Big Picture, some remarkable scenes of the violence in Urumqi.

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