China: Uighur’s Visit Criticized


Published: July 27, 2009

China criticized Japan on Monday for allowing a visit by Rebiya Kadeer, an exiled Uighur leader who China said incited riots in the Xinjiang region this month. Ms. Kadeer, left, a critic of China’s policies toward the Uighurs who lives in the United States, plans to address journalists on Wednesday and give a lecture on Thursday. “How would the people of Japan feel if a violent crime occurs in Japan and its mastermind is invited by a third country?” said Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to Japan. Nearly 200 people died in the violence between the Uighurs and the dominant Han Chinese. Ms. Kadeer denies any involvement in the violence.


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