Sunday September 27, 2020

Ethnic tensions boil over again in Xinjiang province

Just weeks after race riots left 190 dead, simmering ethnic tensions in China’s restive Xinjiang province are reaching boiling point once again.

5th September, 2009

Just weeks after race riots left 190 dead, simmering ethnic tensions in China’s restive Xinjiang province are reaching boiling point once again.

Last Friday, armed riot police suppressed massive protests by locals, who demanded the resignation of the region’s top Communist official in the wake of a series of public security scandals. Reports indicated that 5,000 people gathered in the city centre, with hundreds more marching on the Communist Party Headquarters, chanting for provincial...

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