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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:20 AM

China bans religious activities in Xinjiang



Members of China's Uighur minority worship at the Grand Mosque in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang region

August 2, 2012 7:49 am
By Kathrin Hille in Beijing

The Chinese Communist party has banned students and officials in Xinjiang from religious activities during Ramadan, in an illustration of the policies that continue to stir resentment among the restive north-western region’s indigenous population.

Municipal areas across the region are implementing special “security and stability work plans” for the Muslim holy month, under which local governments and schools are required to make sure students and officials do not fast or visit mosques.

Beijing has long enforced such restrictions during Ramadan in Xinjiang, but there are signs of even tighter measures as levels of unrest have been rising since racial riots in July 2009 killed almost 200 people.

The Uighurs, a Turkic people who make up about half of Xinjiang’s population following massive migration of Han Chinese, are mostly Muslim. Many of them oppose Chinese rule and complain of colonialist policies in their homeland. The resource-rich region, which accounts for about one-sixth of China’s land mass, borders eight countries from Pakistan to Mongolia.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/602b650e-dc69-11e1-a304-00144feab49a.html#axzz22OGQFk2o

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Response to rug (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:07 AM

1. "FT.com articles are only available to registered users and subscribers." Worthless link, rug.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:12 PM

2. It's a free registration.

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:27 PM

3. Any link that reqires registration, free or not, just to read the article posted here is worthless.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:43 PM

4. Just because something is free does not mean it is worthless.

If you really are passionate about religion and state power, you should read this, along with dozens of other articles that do not require registration.

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Response to rug (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:44 PM

5. Had I made that claim, you would be right. But I didn't, so you're wrong.

You have a nice day, rug.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:54 PM

6. I see. You call something that you haven't read worthless because it has a free registration.

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Response to rug (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:02 PM

7. Again, you make false and misleading claims. What kind of lawyer are you?

Hopefully, not the kind that perpetuates the stereotype of unscrupulous ambulance chasers that will do or say anything to win.


Care to reread what and why I called worthless and change your assertion? Here, let me make it easy for you.

3. Any link that reqires registration, free or not, just to read the article posted here is worthless.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:12 PM

8. Since you asked, I'm pretty good at sizing up liars and weasely witnesses.

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Response to rug (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:17 PM

9. I'm sure you are, much like thieves make the best security consultants.

So, you gonna retract your false allegations or go with the stereotype?


Ahh, never mind. We both know what route you will choose. You have a nice day.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:21 PM

10. Yup, and hypocrites tend to squeal the loudest.

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Response to rug (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:23 PM

11. Careful, you can damage your throat doing that.

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