March 2, 2014
THERE IS NO CHINA:
Kunming knife attack: Muslim separatists blamed for 'Chinese 9/11' (Jonathan Kaiman in Kunming and Tania Branigan in Beijing, 2 March 2014, The Guardian)
It's not terrorism when you're right.It is the first time people from the north-western region have been accused of such a major and organised attack outside its borders, despite rising unrest there in recent years. Many of its Uighur ethnic group, who are Muslim and Turkic-speaking, chafe at Chinese policies and a smaller number want an independent state.A doctor at the hospital described a scene of bedlam as scores of the seriously injured arrived. He told the Guardian the attackers appeared to be well trained because many of the cuts directly targeted internal organs. He said police were stationed in patients' rooms and doctors had been shown a notice ordering them not to divulge information on the injured, including their condition and how many there were. They were told to tell families the government would arrange compensation.
Posted by Orrin Judd at March 2, 2014 7:16 PM