Remembering the Ghulja Incident: 20th Anniversary of ‘Uyghur Tiananmen’ Passes With Little Notice

The Diplomat, 1 March 2017

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By Peter Irwin — February 5, 1997, remains one of the most unforgettable days of commemoration for the Uyghur people. This year, the 20th anniversary of violently suppressed demonstrations in Ghulja, Xinjiang, reminds us of the raw and unimaginable power of the Chinese government.

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China Says Executes ‘Very Small Number’ of Criminals

The New York Times, 12 September 2016

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Associated Press — China says it intends for the death penalty to be used only on “a very small number of extremely serious criminal offenders.” In a report published Monday, China’s government says authorities “strictly control the death penalty and employ it with prudence.”

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