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...

China Sentences Six Men to Death over Ethnic Riots (Updated)

Just after handing down the death sentence to one man for the deadly factory brawl in Shaoguan, six men, all apparently Uighur, have been sentenced to death for instigating the riots in Urumqi that followed. From The Guardian:...

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...

Ethnic Tensions Spark Brawl at China Factory-Report

Wires services are reporting a clash between Han and Uighur factory workers in Guangdong which left two dead and dozens injured. From Reuters: Ethnic clashes between Han Chinese and Uighur workers at a toy factory in...



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