Several dead and injured in blast in China's restive Xinjian

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    Beijing (AFP) - Several people were killed and injured on Thursday when two vehicles ploughed into a market and explosives were thrown in China's restive Xinjiang region, home to mostly Muslim Uighurs, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
    Two off-road vehicles drove into people at the market in the regional capital Urumqi, with one of them exploding, Xinhua said, the latest apparent violent incident in the far western region.
    Pictures posted on Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter, showed victims lying in a tree-lined street, as others sat on flimsy stools.
    Flames rose in the background, while other images showed smoke billowing over market stalls behind a police roadblock. None of the photographs could immediately be verified.
    A witness at the market told Xinhua he heard a dozen "big bangs" during the incident, which happened at about 7:50am (2350 GMT), when Chinese morning markets, which usually sell fresh groceries, are commonly crowded with shoppers.
    "There were multiple strong explosions in the morning market at the Cultural Palace in Urumqi," wrote one Weibo poster who said he was less than 100 metres (yards) from the scene.
    "I saw flames and heavy smoke as vehicles and goods were on fire while vendors escaped leaving their goods behind."

    All the injured had been sent to hospital, the Xinjiang regional government's web portal Tianshan said.

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    The vast, resource-rich far-western region has seen periodic violence which has increased and sometimes spread beyond it in recent months.
    Beijing says it faces terrorism from a violent separatist movement there, driven by religious extremism and foreign groups.
    Critics say the security threat in Xinjiang is exaggerated by Beijing to justify hard-line measures, and instead point to economic inequality and cultural and religious repression of Uighurs as causes of unrest.
    On April 30, the final day of a visit by President Xi Jinping to the region, assailants armed with knives and explosives carried out an attack at a railway station in Urumqi, killing one person and wounding 79. Two attackers also died.
    The main plotter had formulated plans from abroad, then eight days before the incident ordered 10 people to make an explosive device and choose a target, Xinhua said in a later report.

    In March attackers went on a stabbing spree at a railway station in the southwestern city of Kunming, killing 29 people and wounding 143 in an incident dubbed "China's 9/11" by state media. Four of the assailants were shot dead by police.
    In 2009 ethnic riots erupted in Urumqi between Uighurs and the country's majority Han Chinese, leaving 200 people dead and prompting a security crackdown.
    China has dramatically increased the number of armed patrols on its streets in response to the spate of violent incidents.
    Thursday's blasts came a day after state media reported that courts in Xinjiang jailed 39 people for offences including spreading "terrorist videos".
    The 39 were given prison sentences of up to 15 years, the state run China News Service said, adding that several had "organised, led and participated" in terrorist organisations.
    Rights groups say the tensions in Xinjiang are driven by cultural oppression, intrusive security measures and immigration by majority Han Chinese which have led to decades of discrimination and economic inequality. Beijing says that its policies in the region have brought prosperity and higher living standards.


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  3. Illusive

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    While china is known for its religious intolerance, but acts like this from islamic terrorists are despicable.
     
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    it is reported that 31 dead,94 injured.
     
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    39 Uighurs have been sentenced already.

    Ürümqi , though a Uighur city, has become Han majority city with a 73.2% Han population because of displacement of Uighurs (now 12.79% of the population) by the Han Mainland immigrants.

    Therefore, Ürümqi is an ideal target for the Uighur separatists.

    China which has so far denied terrorism on its soil, has now woken up to reality and are hard at it to drive underfoot, by all means available, all the Uighurs who oppose the Han.
     
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    Urumqi attack: At least 31 dead, dozens injured after explosives thrown from vehicles in China's Xinjiang province

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    At least 31 people have been killed and more than 90 injured after two vehicles ploughed into a market and explosives were thrown in China's restive Xinjiang region, the official Xinhua news agency reports.

    Urumqi attack: At least 31 dead, dozens injured after explosives thrown from vehicles in China's Xinjiang province - Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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    China is silent as to how many Hans were brought down and how many were Uighurs.

    Earlier the Uighur attacks were sporadic.

    Now, it appears that it has become regular with increasing mayhem intensity.
     
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    Was not the Uighurs leader sitting in Pakistan ??? Who threatened chinis😄😄
     
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    Xposting from the thread Mattster's post.

    Unless China changes this attitude even for internal issues, it will surely come to grief.
     
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    China lives in denial.
     
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    pakistan has to pay for this
     
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    That would be the natural corollary.

    But then, what about all that crap about higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, stronger than steel, dearer than eyesight, sweeter than honey, and so on?

    Pakistan is making an ass out of China.

    And Bully to Pakistan for that!
     
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    It's sad when innocent people are murdered, but China deserves much worse for irresponsibly gifting nukes to the Schizo Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan aka the world's terrorist factory.

    What are the chances of a crazy terrorist sympathising paki scientist and/or pak army man working in a paki nuke lab going berserk and providing a dirty bomb to the Uighurs? It's definitely a possibility!
     
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    All is well in China... just 1 blast each week... soon it might be once in a day like in Pakistan.

    But China would say all is well but we all know China is facing Islamic Terrorism given by Pakistan. Now the good terrorists for China are turning bad terrorists.

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    China under attack by Paki sponsored Terrorists but China says "All is well".

    China PAYING Pakistan to kill Han Chinese...that's called "All weather friendship"


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    Violence has gripped Xinjiang since 2008---Los Angeles Times

    A timeline of recent violent incidents linked to tensions in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang between its native Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group and China's majority Han. China tightly controls information about such incidents, and it's not always clear what transpired or the exact number of victims and attackers killed.

    Aug. 4, 2008: Two Uighur men steal a dump truck and drive it into a group of policemen in the far western city of Kashgar, killing 16 people. The attack comes just days ahead of the opening of the Beijing Olympics, fulfilling expectations that extremists would attempt to disrupt the games.

    July 5-7, 2009: Violence breaks out between police and protesting Uighurs in central Urumqi, then spreads through much of the city. A total of 197 people are killed, most of them Han Chinese, in the worst bloodshed in Xinjiang in decades.

    July 18, 2011: A group of young Uighur men attack government offices and a police station outside the city of Hotan in southern Xinjiang, killing two officers and two hostages. Of the 18 attackers, 14 are shot dead.
    April 24, 2013: Gang members stab and burn neighborhood security patrol officers and then police in a village outside Kashgar, killing 21 officers and local government officials.

    June 26, 2013: Assailants raid police and government offices in the eastern Xinjiang town of Lukqun, killing 24 officers and civilians. Police say the attackers belonged to a 17-member extremist Islamic cell.

    Oct. 28, 2013: A jeep carrying a Uighur man, his wife and her mother jumps a curb in downtown Beijing and plows through tourists before coming to a stop in front of Tiananmen Gate and exploding into flames. Five people are killed, including those in the vehicle and two tourists, in the first such incident known to have taken place in the capital.

    March 1, 2014: Five knife-wielding men and women slash at people at the railway station in the southwestern city of Kunming in Yunnan province, killing 29. The attack is the biggest ever outside Xinjiang, and results in stepped-up security nationwide.

    April 30, 2014: Two suspected suicide bombers detonate their explosives at the exit to the Urumqi train station, killing themselves and one other person. Another eight people attack passengers with knives, leaving a total of 79 injured.

    May 22, 2014: Two trucks plow through crowds at an open air market in Urumqi as explosives are tossed from their windows. Thirty-one people are killed and 94 injured, the largest number of victims in a single incident of violence involving Xinjiang tensions in recent history.
     
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    Next time someone will said exactly the same thing substitute han with Indian
     
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    Don't, let these blowhards cream themselves over innocent people getting blown up. No need to descend to their level
     
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    I don't have that much hate for hans to agree with you. I think we cannot lose our sense of perspective. Even if we have issues with the CCP, we ought not to target hans like this. Just my personal opinion.
     
  19. badguy2000

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    urumqi has never been a uighur city. before manchuria conquer, it was a mongolia city.
     
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    in early 20th century china was belonging to european and japan
     
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    A weak argument at best.

    One thing for sure, the Uighurs were there before and not the Han.

    Han came in later in hordes for exploitation of the natural resources of Xinjiang.

    BTW a small question.

    Panyu or Canton or Guangzhou was the capital of Nan Yue country.

    So, it is part of the 100 Yues, and not China, right?

    For those who do not know from the 3rd century BC the term was used for the non-Chinese populations of south and southwest China and northern Vietnam, with particular states or groups called Mǐnyuè, Nányuè, Luòyuè (Vietnamese: Lạc Việt), etc., collectively called the Bǎiyuè ("Hundred Yue")
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiyue
     
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