Uighur – China’s Other Tibet

SkyNews’ Peter Sharp travels to Kangshar to meet the Uyghur (pronounced we-gurs) – China’s Muslims who suffer equally brutal repression as the Tibetans. If a Uighur even speaks negatively of China, they face imprisonment. (3:54 min)

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  1. ann says:

    thanks for the info david, I was not really aware of these people and their plight…

  2. Redroom Studios says:

    anopther clash of cultures. I hadnt been aware that there were oil resources in this region. Certainly that must play a big role in the hostilities.

    I recently saw another documentary about this region called “Tightrope” which follows the story of several young children hoping to make their escape from their empoverished land by becoming circus performers. One thing that was made clear in that film was that religion was not permitted to be practiced by anyone under the age of 18. Personally I found that law to be somewhat enlightened – if only America would adopt such a law! (that last line was just for you!)

    David, starting tomorrow I will be without internet for about a week, so my apologies for not keeping up with any posts during that time. I’ll try to catch up as best I can later…

  3. shapeshift says:

    Yes, these people have slipped through the cracks and it is certainly about oil. Power in these times is the accumulation of energy resources. And it’s power grabbing that has disempowered & killed many in human history.

    Sean, take care with and good luck with the move…

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