The following are two selected comments from Chinese netizens in recent days responding to the unrest in Urumqi:
(1) From bulloger.com, via G4G blog:
We don’t believe the government. We also do not have reason to believe the Uighurs’ one-sided words. It’s not a just man’s attitude.
Perhaps, the method that is often used in America is right. It is also what is mentioned in CHRD (Chinese Human Rights Defenders) website’s statement. “Allow independent civil institutions to investigate the truth of the event as soon as possible, and ascertain where the responsibility of the criminal lies according to laws.”
Although we do not exactly know the exact cause of the Urumqi riot yet, wherever the trouble begins is wherever it should be solved.
(2) Netizen benchmark posted on the No Name Space BBS:
I am a Han youth who grew up in Xinjiang and am thirty years old this year. As early as more than ten years ago, I already concluded that there are some serious problems in this state’s ethnic policies–there would definitely be unrest in the future. Now, the situation is just as expected. Why are Uighur splittists just like grass, burnt but not destroyed by prairie fires, back to life again when spring winds blow? Why can hundreds of Uighurs respond to a single call to kill all Han Chinese? Are these all just deluded by outside forces? Why don’t outside forces delude the U.S. and Japan to make their minority groups resent others? Back to its root, it is the state’s policies having a very foolish loophole, and this loophole is so stupid that it becomes harder and harder to fix it. The rift will remain forever, and ethnic splittism would just be like grass, burnt but not destroyed by prairie fires, back to life again...
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