Wikinvest Wire

Unrest in Western China

Monday, July 06, 2009

Riots in Western China have, so far, resulted in more than a hundred deaths. A dispute at a toy factory thousands of miles away in Guangdong province caused tensions to boil over.


You have to wonder how many similar riots have occurred over the last year or so (after so many toy factories closed down) where cameras were not rolling.

2 comments:

AJ said...

The riots involve the persecuted ethnic minority Chinese Muslims referred to as Uighurs. That name might sound familiar; we locked several of them away in Guantanamo Bay, even though their beef is with China and not the US.

Anonymous said...

The latest:

Police have arrested 1,434 suspects in connection with the worst ethnic violence in decades in China's western Xinjiang region, which killed at least 156 people, state media reported Tuesday.

The arrests come amid a security clampdown on the region, with hundreds of paramilitary police with shields, rifles and clubs taking control of the streets of the capital, Urumqi, where the riots took place on Sunday.

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