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China: A Look at Troubled Uyghur Youth (LinkAsia: 12/27/13)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:54 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Published on Dec 27, 2013
Young people from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on China's northwestern border are vulnerable to child trafficking. Thousands of kids from Xinjiang are abducted from home and end up on the streets of big cities like Shanghai. LinkAsia speaks with filmmaker Dongnan Chen about her documentary "The Trail from Xinjiang" which follows young men who were lured into a life of theft by pickpocket gangs working China's cities.
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Dispatches From Xinjiang: “Battle” And Uyghur Life In Chinese Cities

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:44 -- Anonymous (not verified)

The short film Battle (above, with English subtitles) offers viewers a perspective of Uyghur life in major Chinese cities outside of Xinjiang. Having lived in Northwest China for extended periods, it was striking to see how evocative it is of life for Uyghurs outside of their homeland.

Analysis: Are the Uyghur Muslims being persecuted in China?

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 12:12 -- Kanat

Almost three quarters of all people arrested in China for "endangering state security" last year came from the western Xinjiang Province, according to report from an American Dui Hua Foundation. The province, which boarders Afghanistan a number of former Soviet Muslim republics, has seen ethnic tensions raise in recent years between the Han Chinese and indigenous Uyghur Muslim groups.


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