Over the past year, there have been a number of violent
incidents in different parts of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region
(north west China), resulting in the deaths of a number of
police officers, security guards, assailants and civilians. In
April 2009 a bomb blast in Urumqi (north west China) killed one
and injured several others. On 8 July 2009 the state media news
agency (Xinhua) reports 156 deaths, 1,080 injuries and more
than 1,400 arrests after serious rioting in Urumqi on 5 July.
Night time traffic control measures were introduced in Urumqui
City on Tuesday 7 July which may be further extended. We have
also received unconfirmed reports of curfews being intorduced.
To date no British nationals have been affected but you should
avoid all areas where demonstrations are taking place and be
aware of heightened tensions and disruption to travel at this
time. You should keep yourself informed of developments when you go a China tour,www.tourochina.com, including by regularly checking this travel advice.
China is also a nation divided and filled with confrontation: It is divided between a coastal China and a landlocked one; it is divided between an urban China and a rural one; and it is divided between a China for the rich and one for the poor.
In China you get these weird laws where "slander of the state" and "revealing state secrets" put people in jail for expressing dissent.
Clearly, the all-pervading aim of the Chinese regime is not the conversion of the PRC into a pluralistic political system with a free market economy modeled after, and integrated with, Western institutions. Rather, its purpose is to perpetuate the Communist Party's rule.
President Hu, urged the Chinese people to live by the Ba Rong, Ba Chi (Eight Honours and Eight Disgraces): “Love the country, do it no harm. However he also led a group of Red Guards from Tsinghua University to set fire to the British embassy. Hu also was the very same person who gave orders to suppress the so called Tibetan civilian uprisings and personally directed the crackdown wearing a helmet.
For the record, many of the Turkic-speaking Uighurs, with a population of 9 million in Xinjiang, say the Communist Party is repressive and tries to snuff out their Islamic faith, language and culture.
Many Uighurs fear that the influx of Chinese settlers, with their built-in advantages, is threatening Uighur culture, their means of existence and ultimately their survival.
Chinese authorities have ordered the top university in the western province of Xinjiang to stop teaching courses in the local Uighur language.
Chinese authorities stated that all Uyghur people must officially begin to change their names into Chinese pinyin. “This policy contradicts the Chinese Constitution and the Autonomous Law because both of them promote the development of indigenous languages recognized by China without official intervention. Therefore, this is a systematic attempt by the Chinese authorities to further dilute the Uyghur identity and sinify them into Chinese culture”. According to Autonomous Law, the Uyghur language is the official language of “Xinjiang” Uyghur Autonomous Region, and its status is equal to Chinese language.
This has serious political and cultural consequences for the Uyghurs to exist as a people”.
This is a systematic ethnic cleansing campaign by the China government to wipe out or at least to outnumbered the Uighur by exporting Han ethnic to their land, Xinjiang.
The uprising of the Uighurs had been covered up by the government of China as the movement of terrorist or Islamic resistance. By claiming that, they hope the world and the western media especially will not look into the matter deeper. It is a cheap and dirty tactics to suppress its own citizen. China is using various NGOs and pro-China media to cover up the bloody riot in Urumqi.
China's record of human rights is deplorable considering Tibet, Taiwan, Uyghurs and other Minorities like Falun Gong.
China, isn't developing, as some would like to claim. China is a rising militarist hegemony, that discriminates against it's own ethnic diversity and it's biodiversity.
One only need to understand the Communist Party ideology, to understand the significance of the matter. Consider how the Beijing Olympic Games motto " 同一个世界 同一个梦想 " which means One World One Dream. A world controlled by the Communist Party of course!
It is true that many incidents were happened in Xinjiang this year and last year. Due to inccidents, many have cancelled their trip after they made up their mind and many continued their tour as it planed but none of them got problem or hurt. But it is safe for tourist to Travel in Xinjiang.http://www.silkroadtour.org/
Despite the politics, the Chinese people are wonderful in my experience of them as individuals. It is very distressing to see the disasters of the last week.
I wish the people of China well, and hope that this terrible time passes quickly. My condolences to all affected by this horror.
I am a chinese,i love china and chinese people including Ugygar.chinese people is goodness,but the government ~~~~```
i dare not say anything about it.Yon should know that chinese people are also victims.
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