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    China Genocide - Uighur leader says 10,000 missing

    Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer charged Wednesday that nearly 10,000 people "disappeared" in ethnic unrest in China’s northwest this month and expressed disappointment at the U.S. response to the violence.

    Kadeer, the U.S.-based head of the World Uighur Congress, said that "the Chinese government is trying to destroy the Uighur people," speaking during a Japan visit that angered the communist government in Beijing.

    Speaking through an interpreter and citing local sources, she said "close to 10,000 people in Urumqi disappeared in one night" when authorities cracked down from July 5 on the unrest in the mainly Muslim region of Xinjiang.

    "Where did those people go?" she said. "If they died, where did they go?"

    Kadeer, 62, claimed that Chinese police used machine guns to randomly shoot Uighur people after dark after the electricity was turned off, and that the following morning large numbers of Uighur men had gone missing.

    Beijing accuses the mother-of-11 and grandmother of being a "criminal" and a separatist who instigated the unrest -- which the government says left 197 people dead, most of them Han Chinese killed by angry Uighur mobs.
    Kadeer is due to attend the August 8 launch in Melbourne of the documentary "10 Conditions of Love," which depicts her life story and which prompted Chinese attempts to have it pulled from the citys film festival.

    Kadeer on Tuesday drew support from another figure who has long been a thorn in Beijing’s side, the Dalai Lama, who told an audience in Warsaw that, like him, Kadeer believed in non-violence and was not seeking a separate state.

    Uighur leader says nearly 10,000 missing in China unrest - Hürriyet Daily News and Economic Review
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    Re: China Genocide - Uighur leader says 10,000 missing

    Time for a new genocide bill in congress?
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    Re: China Genocide - Uighur leader says 10,000 missing

    Why? I understand your personal affinity for the Uighurs, but why should the rest of the world concern itself? Let the Chinese govern their own affairs, and if the Uighurs should either win independence or be made extinct, so be it.

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    Re: China Genocide - Uighur leader says 10,000 missing

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Why? I understand your personal affinity for the Uighurs, but why should the rest of the world concern itself? Let the Chinese govern their own affairs, and if the Uighurs should either win independence or be made extinct, so be it.
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    Re: China Genocide - Uighur leader says 10,000 missing

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Birth. The new mandatory lottery.
    Always has been. Do you think that anything that you or I could do, or any government of the world, or all of the governments of the world, could possibly change that? Everyone who is born dies eventually, and the same is true of cultures and nations. Even species die eventually.

    By what reasoning should individual cultures and peoples be protected by outside parties?

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    Re: China Genocide - Uighur leader says 10,000 missing

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Always has been. Do you think that anything that you or I could do, or any government of the world, or all of the governments of the world, could possibly change that? Everyone who is born dies eventually, and the same is true of cultures and nations. Even species die eventually.

    By what reasoning should individual cultures and peoples be protected by outside parties?
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    Re: China Genocide - Uighur leader says 10,000 missing

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    I think world peace is achievable. Just requires the right spark.
    Well, if it ignited enough of Brazil's rainforest to deplete our oxygen supply...

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    Re: China Genocide - Uighur leader says 10,000 missing

    I was one of the first to decry the actions of the Chinese government in Xinjiang on these forums, but I think that the 10,000 figure is an exaggeration. The numbers are high but not that high.

    Ethnic cleansing is essentially underway though. People aren't being killed directly by development is targetting the removal of one group and replacing it with another.

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat
    Why? I understand your personal affinity for the Uighurs, but why should the rest of the world concern itself? Let the Chinese govern their own affairs, and if the Uighurs should either win independence or be made extinct, so be it.
    So do you think that all humanitarian causes should be abandoned, since practically all of them have no relevance to you, personally?

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    Re: China Genocide - Uighur leader says 10,000 missing

    There is an entire "the future is with China" crowd here in Australia.

    When has the US told Australian film festivals what they can or can not show?

    Our future is with China, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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    Re: China Genocide - Uighur leader says 10,000 missing

    10,000 my ass, this guy is obviously lying.
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