Monday, July 6, 2009

Ethnic Violence in Western China

This Guardian online report includes rarely seen scenes of ethnic violence in the Uighur province of Western China. It is mainly comprised of Chinese TV footage of a protest that turned deadly in Urumqi, Xinjiang province. At least 140 people died. The Guardian's Tania Branigan reports as the only western journalist on the scene. Great reporting from the Guardian on yet another simmering revolt within China's border.

For a good historical background to the tensions check this out.


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