Xiao Jianhua, the man charged with instigating the toy factory brawl in Shaoguan, Guangdong that led to the July 5 Xinjiang riots, has been sentenced to death. Ben Blanchard of Reuters reports:
A court in southern China has handed out a death sentence to a man involved in a brawl in July blamed for being the trigger to deadly riots in the restive far western region of Xinjiang.
State media said the fight erupted between a group of Han Chinese and ethnic Uighur workers from Xinjiang
October 10, 2009