Chinese Officials Killed During President’s Visit

Sky News, 15 May 2014 

Three Han officials were murdered and their bodies dumped in a lake during a visit by China’s President to the Xinjiang region last month, it has emerged.

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One Uighur Man’s Journey Goes Viral

Foreign Policy, 15 May 2014

Over the past two months, the relationship between China’s estimated 10 million Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking people, most of whom follow some form of Sunni Islam, and the majority Han population has deteriorated after a series of violent incidents allegedly involving knife-wielding Uighurs in inland China.

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Chinese Officials Head to Countryside to Try to Win Over Locals

The Wall Street Journal, 15 May 2014

Half a century after millions of city dwellers, including China’s current president, Xi Jinping, were ordered to the countryside to learn more about serving the masses, some officials are once again being armed with spades and sent out to the villages.

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Interview: ‘Shift in Attack Target Signals Increasing Uyghur Desperation’

RFA, 15 May 2014

China has seen 10 “terrorist incidents” in the past year that have killed more than 30 people, according to official media, which has blamed most of the violence on ethnic minority “Uyghur separatists.”

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Three Han Chinese Officials Murdered in Xinjiang During President Xi’s Trip

RFA, 14 May 2014

Three senior Han Chinese officials were brutally murdered and their bodies dumped in a pond when President Xi Jinping visited the Xinjiang region—home to the restive mostly Muslim Uyghur minority—last month, according to police and local officials who had kept the bloody crime under wraps.

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China targets Uighur after knife attacks

The Australian, 13 May 2014

CHINA has launched a major crackdown on the Muslim ­separatist Uighur community, ­arresting more than 200 people for allegedly distributing ­terrorist videos and inciting ­violence.

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Beijing sees significant increase of armed police presence on streets

CNN, 13 May 2014

(CNN) — Beijing police have significantly stepped up security measures in China’s capital, in what the country’s state media described as “an escalation of anti-terror efforts” following a string of attacks.

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Thailand as a regional haven for human trafficking

The Nation, 12 May 2014

Thai authorities were perplexed by the Turkic-looking undocumented visitors, who were detained in Songkhla, Chiang Rai and along the Thai-Cambodian border. Last year, 88 were detained at Bangkok’s immigration office. Just a few days ago a dozen more were apprehended.

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