Shaoguan, One Year On

Just over a year ago, a violent lash broke out between Uighur and Han workers at a toy factory in Shaoguan. The following week, violent riots erupted in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. RFA reports: A...

Uighur Man Stabbed to Death in South China: Report

A Uighur man has been stabbed in Shenzhen, Reuters reports: The ethnic Uighur man was attacked by a Han Chinese man in a restaurant in Shenzhen, a city close to Shaoguan in Guangdong province where a massive brawl broke out at a...

Fear Grips Shaoguan’s Uighurs

Back to Shaoguan: When the local government in Xinjiang province dispatched more than 800 Uighur workers to a toy factory here in May, they couldn’t have predicted their fate would blow up into a national crisis. Today, police...

Uighur Workers Held Behind Locked Gates

GlobalPost has an update on the Uighur workers at a factory in Shaoguan, Guangdong, who were at the center of an incident that apparently led to the recent violence in Urumqi: Three weeks after simmering racial tension escalated...

Liang Jing: A Common Disaster for all Peoples

Thanks to David Kelly, researcher at the University of Technology Sydney, for translating the following opinion piece by overseas political commentator Liang Jing: Liang Jing, A common disaster for all peoples* The bloody...

“Rumor Monger” Arrested for Factory Brawl

Police in Shaoguan, Guangdong have arrested a man who posted allegedly false information online about a brawl that broke out at a toy factory between Uighur and Han workers. From Xinhua: A post on a local website that said...

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