would there be more pressure on China if the uyghur actually christians instead of muslim

Would there be more pressure on China if the Uyghur actually Christians instead of Muslim?

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Uighurs vs Han: China’s West Side Story

http://www.linktv.org/video/4086/uighurs-vs-han-chinas-west-side-story?gclid=CPyJtMG43ZsCFR0Sagoda2TY_w

ME

West Palm Beach

Jul 17, 2009 at 02:04pm

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What kind of question is that?! Of course West would have taken stronger action if they were Christians instead of Muslims.

kuku

canada

Jul 17, 2009 at 10:16am

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Yes,
US would have more stronger response if they were chiristians.
But these are muslims that is why we do not see much reaction in the western world.

peony

CA

Jul 15, 2009 at 11:10pm

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The Uigurs may feel a threat both real and perceived, by the increasing Hans presence around them as well as the Han majority in the government. The Hans made little efforts to understand their Uyghur neighbors out of pride, also habit of staying out of trouble by keeping distance. The Hans being the all work no fun group of people, are likely to think the Uigurs (and hell most other nations) as lazy. They also feel frustrated and alienated when too often the local Uyghur chose clan loyalty over the law, justice and reason.
The governmental policy of handing out candies to pacify unruly child is not working and it has actually in a sense widened the riff between the two groups. In the end neither side was happy about their existence: the Uigurs feel marginalized, while the Han felt wronged and neglected when the minorities got educational and financial favors from the government, and scarcely punished for crimes ( in fear of accusation of oppression) . Put this tension and the…

peony

CA

Jul 15, 2009 at 11:09pm

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This organization is suppose to be fair (at least try to) encourage dialog between cultures, how’s this grossly biased story going to help to the Hans and Uigurs? Ethic conflict is never black and white, and it’s the trickiest if not the most depressing to handle. Just think about Yugoslavia in the 90s, and we don’t even to think about Palestinian Israel one. And each side have a reasonable narrative, everyone can talk like any fury about their grievances. It’s the same thing here: the Some Uigurs might complain that the Han is chipping off their cultural identity by teaching their children Chinese; others may say with lesser Chinese language skill, the kids are never going to get in a decent university where classes are taught in Chinese. And let’s face it, if there’s money to be made, migrates Han or not, are going to flood in cities of Xinjiang just like any other cities in China.
The Uigurs may feel a threat both real and perceived, by the increasing Hans presence…

peony

CA

Jul 15, 2009 at 11:07pm

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If the government was to be blamed for a failed ethnic policy, those people were NOT to carry that burden, just because they’re Han Chinese. If LinkTv can intentionally downplay the brutality of the killers, and turned a blind eye on the dead, just because their political favor over one and another, they’ve comprised what they claims to defend. By this logic, 911 is perfectly justified, and the families of the dead just have to suck it up, for they are guilty by default just because they are Americans.

I, myself am a Han Chinese, I’m conscious of my emotional ties and cultural bias. Although I’m constantly reminding myself to put my feet in others shoe, I put it out there that what I wrote is just one side of the narratives. Yet the media can put on the solemn face of the righteous, pointing fingers when they just don’t know shit, or preferred to be selectively ignorant to suit their political view.
This organization is suppose to be fair (at least try to) encourage…

peony

CA

Jul 15, 2009 at 11:05pm

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The host posed the question whether the west will have a more pro-Uyghur reaction if they’re Christians…hinting that this is somehow a religious conflict, when in reality it has little to do with religion, but the disenfranchised Uighur migrate workers, beguiled by people who don’t have the guts to stand up to what they called the ‘evil Chinese oppressor’, (unless hiding behind big daddy’s back in Europe or America), took out their frustration and hatred on innocent people.
In a riot of only few hours, with no bombing and shooting, nearly 200 people died. The killers can achieved such efficiency only with a killing strategy. Tell me you believe it’s a peaceful demonstration gone sour.

Did we miss out on the fact the 182 people died?! Their brutal death was brushed off ever so lightly, as if it’s of no significance. Before trying to point the finger, let’s remember the victims all had a life once, and no more. If the government was to be blamed for a failed ethnic…

Jon Smith

NY

Jul 14, 2009 at 02:01pm

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Western media Instigate riots and ethnic intolerance around the world.
Good job

Jon Smith

NY

Jul 14, 2009 at 11:28am

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western media = CIA = create riots in other counties

 hurricaneseye

Texas

Jul 12, 2009 at 03:08pm

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The Western world would be putting a lot more pressure on China if we didn’t get all of our goods from there. If the West is truly committed to protecting human rights in everything it does, then it would work towards finding trade partners with a conscience and stop trade with China when it became practical.

cgp

Las Vegas

Jul 11, 2009 at 04:22pm

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Religion should be a peaceful experience. It is pathetic & outrageous when people use it as a reason for violence. People should take a vocal stand against people/countries who use this practice, especially when it happens in your own country. Ethnic cleansing is despicable! Good compilation of news feeds. Thank you for caring.

 

Rose Rover

NYC

Jul 10, 2009 at 06:57pm

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The old lady facing down the tanks is like Tienamen square…but this seems more like a civil war than a rebellion

nmn

SanFrancisco

Jul 10, 2009 at 12:57pm

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I don’t care what is Uighur’s relion is but i think there is tibe or something group of people in my Country, called themselves us an Uighurs… want to know more about them.

polarka

Jul 10, 2009 at 02:19am

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Good compilation.
BTW, it reminds me what every country/etnic group has been doing on the land of the historic Hungary since the treaty of Trianon.

 a_orin

san francisco, ca

Jul 9, 2009 at 07:27pm

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nice work. I liked that ‘terrorists gone wild’ line.
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