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The Natives Are Getting Restless: Chinese Police Station Attacked, 5 Killed

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As if a global solvency crisis and a possible rekindling of the only middle-east conflict that matters were not enough, here is China to remind everyone that keeping 1.3 billion people happy is not very easy. According to AP, "Several attackers, a policeman and three others were killed Monday during an attack on a police station in China's far western Xinjiang region, state media reported. It said other police rushed to the scene and shot dead "a number of thugs." One policeman, two hostages and a civilian were also killed, Xinhua said. A woman from the information office of Xinjiang Public Security Department in Urumqi confirmed the attack, but would not give any details. As is common with Chinese officials, she refused to give her name." To be sure the official explanation is one that breaks down the conflict along ethnic lines: the last thing the Chinese need is a spark to realize that the unhappiness they may feel (especially those without access to off balance sheet bank loans to fuel their gambling habits), is all too real.

From AP:

Xinhua did not give a reason for the attack. But Xinjiang has been beset by ethnic conflict and a sometimes-violent separatist movement by Uighurs (pronounced WEE-gurs), a largely Muslim ethnic group that sees Xinjiang as its homeland. Many Uighurs resent the Han Chinese majority as interlopers.

Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the Germany-based World Uyghur Congress, said several sources inside Xinjiang told him the violence erupted when a large group of Uighurs tried to protest in Hotan on Monday morning. A clash broke out between the demonstrators and police, he said, and police opened fire.

More than 100 Uighurs had gathered to demonstrate against alleged illegal seizures of Uighur-held land and to demand information about relatives who they said had disappeared amid a police crackdown that began after riots in the regional capital of Urumqi in 2009, Dilxat said.

Dilxat said he could not identify his sources or say where they were located in Xinjiang for fear they would face official reprisals.

The region has been especially tense since the deadly 2009 clashes erupted between predominantly Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese migrants. Uighurs attacked Hans, overturning buses and torching shops in the regional capital of Urumqi in a riot the government says killed 197 people.

Alas, we get the feeling that this incident will be repeated elsewhere in China, this time without the benefit of the WEE-gur scapegoating.


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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:29 | 1465755 kaiten
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China turning into Iraq?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:59 | 1465808 malikai
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Urumqi is part of the Xinjiang region. It has always been a problem. This is nothing new. The Uyghur people have always wanted to be seperate from China, much like Chechnya and Russia. There have been several revolts in the area and this is nothing new. In fact, this is a joke. The fact that it's being pawned off as some kind of big deal speaks volumes to how ignorant we are in the west to what's going on at the center of the earth.

Uyghurs are known throughout the rest of China for their cuisine and skills at theft. It is a common conception among the Han that most petty crime is caused by the Uyghur, as they tend to run around picking pockets and jacking people on the streets.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:28 | 1465860 jiggerjuice
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Xinjiang is on the border of Afghanistan. They also grow a lot of pot... kief hash bonanza. Ask any Uigher in China for some goodies and you'll be pointed at someone who can get them... At least in major cities ala Shanghai/Beijing.

Xinjiang sent their royalty to Beijing back in the day, as invited by Mao for "talks" - and the plane "mysteriously" crashed, taking out most of the Xinjiang leadership. With the government in disarray, Mao swooped in and took over. Muslims in Xinjiang definitely remember this, and are still pissed. Xinjiang is actually quite resource rich, ie oil, gems, gold, etc... Whenever the Han come in and try to extract resources, the Uighers get pissed. They think that it is their sovereign resources that are being extracted to machine the Han government.

Angry Muslims being exploited for their oil? Shock, I say, shock!


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:36 | 1465870 malikai
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Don't forget the nuclear testing at Lop Nur. I'd reckon some people are still pissed about that. Although, not nearly as much as the oil situation. Not that the oil situation matters anymore. The fields at Tarim are effectively dry now, with a production curve similar to that of West Texas or California these days.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 12:11 | 1466667 The Real Fake E...
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well said.  

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:30 | 1465756 doomandbloom
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Peasants are rising! what a disgrace...after all that the powerful elites have done for  removing poverty and ..and..other stuff..


We need more Live 8 concerts...this time we need chinese pop stars in there.



Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:30 | 1465758 ivana
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How about this?,8599,1929388,00.html

Al Qaeda Leader: China, Enemy to Muslim World
Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:36 | 1465767 PaperBugsBurn
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But of course, "al qaeda" always was a bankster tool. Osama was very close to the head of KSA intelligence.

Safari Club, anyone?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:44 | 1465768 Edward Fiatski
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I think this gives the CIA cover to run false flag operations Mumbai-style in China under the guise of 'The Toilet' (Al-Qaeda).

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 11:13 | 1466364 kalasend
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As much as I don't like it, communist terrarists work perfectly on islamic terrarists.


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:31 | 1465759 dognamedabu
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'A woman from the information office'...Over here we call her Maria.


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:16 | 1465842 Vlad Tepid
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I thought we called her Janet N?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:32 | 1465760 PaperBugsBurn
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Funny how the headlines now are all about the defects if others. Must be feeling mighty vulnerable!

Defend that juden-fetzen chain around your neck, monkey slave!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:17 | 1465844 Vlad Tepid
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As long as the headlines aren't about typos...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:21 | 1465851 PaperBugsBurn
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Oh man, you're so witty! I'm so humiliated!

Go impale yourself tepidly, bitch!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 22:22 | 1468889 scratch_and_sniff
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 juden-fetzen chain? What a demented fool you are. I here Alex Jones calling...he misses you, run to daddy.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:36 | 1465765 Mike2756
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the western region is pretty volatile, when it starts happening in the capitol it'll mean something.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:36 | 1465766 Edward Fiatski
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1.3 billion people... think about the number of useless eaters that need to be fed & clothed - how many of them are engineers, scientists?


We all know how this global solvency crisis will get resolved. Quality > quantity, bitchez. :0

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:38 | 1465769 XPolemic
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Er ... the article clearly says that this is unrest amoung the Uigurs. Do you even know where Urumqi is? If there is a bright shining centre of civilisation, Urumqi is about as far from it as you can get.

Minorities getting cranky in the desert, and this is what passes for a Chinese uprising on ZH .... bah.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:52 | 1465795 Edward Fiatski
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No merit in reporting such incidents, really? Do you realise that China has a schizophrenic society on an order of magnitude higher than the Soviet Union was, in the state the world economy is in, all it takes is a small spark to light up the bon(e)fire, because all of the pain of 700,000,000 people is hidden deep inside.


Perhaps, you're suggesting that there's enough resources for everybody, seeing as China has what, a ~350 million 'Middle Class', with the rest dirt-poor? L0L

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 19:01 | 1468300 XPolemic
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No, what I am suggesting is that this is nothing more than the usual tensions between the Han majority and the Uighur minority, and has NOTHING to do with economic conditions.

Ethnic minorities are spread all over China and make up about 8.5% of the population, or about 100 million people. Are you suggesting that the Han majority in the countryside will follow the lead of the disgruntled minority?

Perhaps, you're suggesting that there's enough resources for everybody

It depends how you define 'resources'. Certainly there is enough rice and bok choy for everybody. To house the entire population in modern apartment blocks would require every inch of soil in the whole country. For everyone in China to live like USians do would require every joule of energy the entire world currently produces. But that's OK, they will just take it, like the US did.




Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:00 | 1465811 buzzsaw99
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Ever hear of Mao Zedong?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:07 | 1465820 Edward Fiatski
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Our hands were tied to deal with that fuck back then. Any unrest in China right now will go by 1917 Russian Revolution scenario.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:52 | 1465893 buzzsaw99
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"Our"?? wtf?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 09:01 | 1465916 Edward Fiatski
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Err, you haven't contributed a cent towards solving the overpopulation crisis with Kinetic Action™ around the world via NATO/US mandate, is this what you're saying; you want no part of this; leave me alone; "I voted for the other guy" thing?

You're one of us, biatch. :)

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:39 | 1465770 scratch_and_sniff
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I used to live up the road from a little casino, a pokey little place with shit tables and old machines, every night or early morning that i walked past it there were only Chinese in it, or they were standing outside smoking, i mean all day...they come over here and open fast food outlets, they work like fuck then spunk the money on gambling(and they must be spunking it or that place would be well out of business by now), i dont get it - neither do they i suppose.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:48 | 1465785 PaperBugsBurn
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I've always found your comments distasteful. Now I know why!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 22:23 | 1468893 scratch_and_sniff
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I have always found your comments to be boring as fuck.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:42 | 1465779 ZeroPower
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I visited "Uru-muchi" 2 years ago, quite the place. The second we found our companion at the airport he suggested we not go out at night due to the constant tension between the native Han (Chinese) and the muslims in the territory; some sort of attacks on people not belonging to their respective groups.

Of course we got stares all around for being white, but still, place was quite nice and definitely a lot different than Eastern China..

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:08 | 1465821 malikai
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Don't forget the food. Damn they can cook. I love Uyghur food. But I wouldn't want to be a Han shop owner in Urumqi.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:19 | 1465849 Vlad Tepid
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I was just going to mention the food!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:23 | 1465854 ZeroPower
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Oh ya absolutely, fried pigeon was quite fantastic

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 10:22 | 1466145 SoNH80
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When in Shanghai, I tried their food, it is good.  4 varieties of the same thing (stir-fried lamb with onions), but they all tasted different, and were all good.  They also offered their "harmless tobacco" for purchase, but when I politely refused, they brought some free desserts and tea.  I have never travelled to far western China, however. 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:42 | 1465780 gerriek
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Needle - Made in China (Whose housing market can be inside!?)

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:49 | 1465788 lolmao500
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China had 200 000 protests in 2010... some with several hundred thousands people...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:57 | 1465799 augie
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LOL @ gambling. NWO is about to clamp down hard all over the world. Sad that it isn't going to do any good. God damn, its good to be alive right now!

VIVE LA RÉSISTANCE! Next G20 is going to be epic. 

IDK how many NY'ers/Tristate'rs are out there who give a shit, but is organizing an occupation of wall street on the 17th of September to protest.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:59 | 1465803 mynhair
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Nothing about Karsai advisor getting whacked?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:03 | 1465813 buzzsaw99
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Welcome to china peasant restaurant mr. policeman, enjoy your arsenic soup.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:08 | 1465824 spankfish
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A global Shakespearean "something wicked this way comes" is on the way.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:21 | 1465852 rsnoble
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Well can't say I blame them.  Enjoy the preshow Hillary, you bitch.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 09:12 | 1465940 Oh regional Indian
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Wonder how many aware of the depth and extent of social engineering in the world.

Gambling and Sex are the new opiates.

Poker on ESPN? Desperate housewives? Extrapolate that trend.

These poor dead are just that, poor and dead. 

On cue!



Mon, 07/18/2011 - 09:38 | 1466002 augie
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+10 Ori.

Nail on the head. 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 10:17 | 1466125 Oh regional Indian
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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 09:28 | 1465978 treasurefish
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NASHVILLE INT’L AIRPORT — A Wyoming man walked through a TSA checkpoint with a raging erection on Tuesday, daring TSA officers and even fellow passengers to give him an invasive pat down.“I’m next,” Warren Kelvin, 34, screamed as he pushed to the front of the security line. 

According to TSA officials, Kelvin had ingested two Viagra and wore sweatpants without boxers for his Southwest flight from Nashville to Phoenix.“I thought he was carrying a baton in his pants,” said Amanda Watershed, second shift supervisor of the A Terminal at Nashville International Airport. “Nope… That was his penis."

”Even though TSA officials allowed Kelvin to initially pass through security without the controversial pat down, the passenger on more than one occasion got back in line until he felt that he had been thoroughly inspected. Kelvin finally got the invasive pat down by 38-year-old officer Duncan Allbright after 80 minutes and four trips through security.

“Even after we let him pass through he kept walking out of the terminal and getting back in line,” said Watershed. 

Finally, Duncan had to bite the bullet for everyone and do a thorough screening of him in a private [security] room.

”Allbright, a 14-year veteran of airport security, announced his retirement shortly after Kelvin boarded the plane. “I’m going home to take a shower and make l0ve to my wife,” said Allbright as he got into his car. “This job isn’t for me. I’ve suddenly lost my passion for touching strangers.”

U.S Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano dismissed concerns that more TSA officers would quit or that more travelers would take similar measures to get their “jollies”. “I am hoping this is an isolated incident. If flights were a lot cheaper, I could see more people doing this,” said Napolitano, “but with the cost of airplane fuel rising, I don’t think $560 roundtrip is a bargain price to get fondled.” Calls to TSA headquarters went unanswered.

By Garrett Baldwin

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 09:36 | 1465997 Oh regional Indian
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It's the new onion.
Fake story.
But a good plan.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 10:05 | 1466083 dogbreath
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If I lived in the US and had to go through that all the time I would prepare for a trip by not showering for a couple of days, continue working out, and arrive at the airport in a bathrobe wearing ginch underneath.  The viagra would be a sweetener. 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 09:37 | 1465999 Monedas
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The fix is in ! Adm. Mullen went to China to spook Iran, Pakistan and the Chinese Muslims ! Iran's goin' down ! Who's agin' it ? Not India, not Saudi Arabia, not Israel, not Russia (they've got a Muslim problem too), not Nato ! Obama gets the credit ! Shit ! The timing is perfect i.e. Arab Spring disorder, Financial Crisis and Obama's election ! (Hopefully, we could still dump his sorry ass !) $1600/$40 is here ! Hang on to your stuff ! Wheeeee ! Monedas 2011 N. Korea will do what China just told them to do.....nutin ! The fix is in ! This will shut up a few of you towell heads !

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 09:44 | 1466019 laomei
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Yawn.... nothing new here, but keep on feeling free to wish and hope I guess.  Nothing worse than China moving up while you sink in your little boat.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 09:51 | 1466041 Monedas
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You're faking that "Yawn" ! My orgasm is real ! Monedas 2011 Comedy Jihad Nervous Yawns

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 09:54 | 1466047 kito
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chinese have only world domination to look forward to once the u.s. breaks into various regional pieces.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 10:22 | 1466148 Monedas
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My Chinese brothers and sisters share 4% Neandertwat genes with us ! The bigger they get......the more they will have to share the World's burden ! Exporting liberalism is our best weapon ! Monedas 2011 Comedy Jihad World Domination Debunking Tour

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 11:22 | 1466414 ElvisDog
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What makes you think that China will be any better at ruling the world than Persia, Rome, Mongolia, Britain, France, U.S., or Russia did. You want to try and rule the world, China, be my guest.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 10:41 | 1466217 Monedas
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Monedas' message to China ! Create a free, prosperous and just China that the Taiwanese would be proud to partner with ! Monedas 2011 Neandertwat Northern Latitudinist Racial Pimp Stylings

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 11:25 | 1466439 moldygoat
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Fear of living on
natives getting restless now 
Mutiny in the air 
got some death to do 
Mirror stares back hard 
Kill, it's such a friendly word 
seems the only way 
for reaching out again. 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 12:48 | 1466813 the grateful un...
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as I understand it the Chinese government moved the Han into Xianjiang some time ago, in sufficent numbers to upset the Uighurs ethnic majority, in order to juice economic output. Imagine the Federal govt sending factory workers from New Jersey to Alabama to work in the new Honda plant (because the southern boys are a bit slow on the assembly line) The Chinese government does not officially recognize any religion. Obama met with the Dalai Lama, maybe that set things off a bit.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 00:39 | 1469197 Party with Berl...
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I just returned from a month in Xinjiang. I travelled over 7000 km by road. The Han are the minority in many cities except Urumuqi. There are police and military checkpoints everywhere. The military are not in a relaxed state. Yili is a combination of daily life and state of siege with road blocks at most intersections and choke points that could shut down the city in a half hour or less. Kuqa has urban assault vehicles pulling over cars for random checks. I was waking in Tashkurgan with my Uigher guide when a Pajaro (military four wheel vehicle) stopped and a plain clothed thug jumped out of the vehicle and yelled at our guide get out of the road you "Uigher Pig" or I will beat you. Our guide responded saying that we were just talking and the thug was about to take physical action when he realized I was a foreigner and both of us backed off. This type of brute behavior polarizes everyone and it would be in the best interest of Beijing to enforce some respectful discipline while exercising their chokehold on the province. The sky is high and the emperor is far away and the princelings are not doing themselves any favors with these petty victimizations. I am sure Mr. Hu would have been shocked by this random act as it is a poke in the eye to his dream of a harmonious society. At this point such actions appear to be a nightmare. The Uighers are a generous people and I can say the same for many Han Chinese but the situation is tense and the rules of engagement by the government lack respect. Individual Han and Uighers appear to get along well. The government feels the necessity to fence off separatism. I won't address that issue but take away a people's dignity and the story will remain ugly.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 12:13 | 1470584 the grateful un...
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i take it you don't look like a foreigner under those circumstances. isn't it true that the the immigrations was induced through government policy. Of course we have had US migrations, the Okies in the 30's, which aroused nativist sentiment. The Okies quickly became part of the California landscape.  the reason for their move was also government induced.  Could you remake the Grapes of Wrath in Chinese?

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 02:16 | 1532299 Party with Berl...
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I am a New York Jew and I don't look like a Han or Uigher. The migration doesn't work like in the U.S. because communist China has the vestiges of the iron triangle which limited movement, housing, education, and employment. The "Hukou", effectively a national ID card, follows you everywhere and can limit your options if you do not have the funds to pay off officials on the destination end of your journey. The way the Han are infiltrating Xinjiang, formerly known as East Turkmenistan, is that the government approaches retirees and poor people from nearby provinces with free housing and stipends if the move to the government's chosen location in Xinjiang, I know this as fact as my inlaws are Chinese and were offered free housing and healthcare if they would move from Beijing to Urumuqi. I have spoken with Han in the most remote locations in Xinjiang and they received similar offers. I am not well enough versed in the complexity of an independent state to address the views of right and wrong but I have witnessed, first hand, very heavy handed repression, suppression, and ethnic dilution.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 02:33 | 1532300 Party with Berl...
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I am a New York Jew and I don't look like a Han or Uigher. The migration doesn't work like in the U.S. because communist China has the vestiges of the iron triangle which limited movement, housing, education, and employment. The "Hukou", effectively a national ID card, follows you everywhere and can limit your options if you do not have the funds to pay off officials on the destination end of your journey. The way the Han are infiltrating Xinjiang, formerly known as East Turkmenistan, is that the government approaches retirees and poor people from nearby provinces with free housing and stipends if the move to the government's chosen location in Xinjiang, I know this as fact as my in-laws are Chinese and were offered free housing and healthcare if they would move from Beijing to Urumuqi. I have spoken with Han in the most remote locations in Xinjiang and they received similar offers. I am not well enough versed in the complexity of an independent state to address the views of right and wrong but I have witnessed, first hand, very heavy handed repression, suppression, and ethnic dilution. The situation is not really like the Grapes of Wrath but rather Costa-Gavras's State of Siege.

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