“Two years after the Chinese authorities sentenced the prominent Uighur
intellectual Ilham Tohti to life imprisonment for promoting separatism
and violence, a Swiss-based foundation awarded him a prestigious human
rights prize on Tuesday for his efforts to foster dialogue and
For more, see Nick Cumming-Bruce, “Ilham Tohti, Uighur Scholar in Chinese Prison, Is Given Human Rights Award,” The New York Times (11 October 2016)
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"Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan are deporting large numbers of ethnic minority Uyghurs back to the troubled region of Xinjiang following deadly knife attacks at the Kunming railway station at the beginning of the month, local residents and an exile group said on Wednesday."
See “China Deports Hundreds of Uyghur Residents from Yunnan,” Radio Free Asia (12 March 2014)
“Unsurprisingly, Chinese media are less interested in showcasing genuine ethnic minority culture than in using portrayals of happy, traditional ethnic minorities as entertainment to boost Han rule…”
For more, see Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, “China’s Ethnic Song and Dance,” NYT/IHT, 31 May 2013.
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