September 29, 2005

KADEER IN THE SPOTLIGHTS:

China warns of Xinjiang 'danger' (BBC, 9/29/05)

China's top security official has warned of a new crackdown on "separatism" in the remote north-western region of Xinjiang.

The warning came ahead of ceremonies planned for 1 October to mark half-a-century of Chinese control.

Luo Gan said officers should remain "prepared for danger".

Xinjiang is home to a large population of Muslim Uighurs, some of whom want an independent homeland in the region they call East Turkestan. [...]

The authorities last month accused a prominent Uighur businesswoman-turned-activist, Rebiya Kadeer, who was recently freed from jail under intense international pressure, of planning to sabotage the forthcoming ceremonies.

Ms Kadeer has since gone into exile in the United States.


There is no China.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 29, 2005 8:20 AM
Comments

Sure there is a China. It's just much smaller than the country presently named that way.

Posted by: Brandon at September 29, 2005 11:56 AM

Broken China isn't China.

Posted by: oj at September 29, 2005 12:13 PM

Sliver me timbers!

Posted by: obc at September 29, 2005 1:17 PM

Xinjiang is domino #1; Tibet, Sikkim, Manchuria, Hong Kong and Taiwan will follow.

China is what China is and time will tell us what the definition of "is" is.

Posted by: Dave W. at September 29, 2005 2:48 PM

Here's an interesting Chinglish translation on a condo construction site.

Posted by: h-man at September 29, 2005 2:50 PM

I thought it was India who absorbed Sikkim. But then again, haven't the Chinese played games along their entire Himalayan border, including a skirmish or two with India?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 29, 2005 5:47 PM

You're correct about Sikkim, Raoul.

I'll add Guangxi to the list, and also Inner Mongolia (It's been over half a millenium since Mongolia last invaded China, another one is over due).

Posted by: Dave W. at September 29, 2005 10:32 PM
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