Breaking News, World News and Taiwan News.

3 China officials 'murdered in Xinjiang'

BEIJING--Three Han Chinese officials were murdered in Xinjiang as President Xi Jinping visited the restive region, home to mainly Muslim Uighurs, a report and online postings said.

The trio were killed late last month while on a fishing trip in Kargilik county in Kashgar prefecture, U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) said Wednesday, quoting local sources.

“Two of the men had their throats cut and were dumped into the lake, while the third one was stabbed in 31 places before he was also pushed into the lake,” RFA quoted Enver Tursun, deputy chief of the police station in Janggilieski, as saying.

RFA's Chinese-language report attributed the quote to information received by its Uighur service.

Xinjiang, in China's far west, is periodically hit by unrest, which Chinese authorities blame on separatists from the area. Rights groups say tensions are driven mainly by cultural oppression, intrusive security measures, and immigration by Han, China's ethnic majority.

All three victims transferred to Xinjiang two years ago and were senior county level officials, one heading a bank and the other two working in the telecommunication department, RFA said.

Xi was in Kashgar on the same day — the start of his four-day trip to the region — visiting armed police units and stressing the “gravity and complexity” of anti-terrorism situation in the area, according to a previous report by the official Xinhua news agency.

On the last day of Xi's trip, assailants using knives and explosive devices struck at a rail station in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, leaving three dead — including two attackers — and 79 wounded.

The Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), a militant Islamist group, released a video online showing the construction of a briefcase bomb allegedly used in the attack, the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist organizations, said Tuesday.

Asked about the video, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said it “once again confirms what China has said previously, that currently there are some extremist violent terrorist groups trying... to carry out violent terrorist incidents in Xinjiang and other parts of China.”

But several analysts doubt whether TIP has the capability to launch such attacks, suggesting that it could be looking to raise its profile.

“The leader of TIP ... has claimed in the past responsibility for a number of other incidents which it seems that the TIP wouldn't actually be capable of doing,” Michael Clarke, an expert on Xinjiang at the Griffith Asia Institute in Brisbane, Australia, told AFP.

'Government is weak and incapable'

May 16, 2014    jamesmark1903@
Get out of our lands, China. We don't belong to you. We are not even related to you, just because your land hungry dynasties rule us, doesn't mean we were a part of your dirty empire. You were a Part of Mongolia, not Mongolia was a part of you. You will soon be paying a heavy price for your illegal land claims. Free Turkestan, Tibet, Manchuria, and Mongolia.
May 20, 2014    lightcrusaderjr@
Authorities must learn to deal with the issues of the here and now in a fair and truthful way. So many innocent lives are being sacrificed as a result of disrespect for the rights of others. Historical justifications cannot cope with the interests of those who are now living and involved in various issues. If their rights and voice are suppressed, they will inevitable find expression in violence. We all live in just one planet. Either we learn to live with one another, or we perish together.
May 21, 2014    thepeebottle@
jamesmark1903@ wrote:
Get out of our lands, China. We don't belong to you. We are not even related to you, just because your land hungry dynasties rule us, doesn't mean we were a part of your dirty empire. You were a Part of Mongolia, not Mongolia was a part of you. You will soon be paying a heavy price for your illegal land claims. Free Turkestan, Tibet, Manchuria, and Mongolia.
Uyghurs' homeland is in Mongolia and Siberia. Xinjiang was already a Han Dynasty Protectorate way before the Uyghurs went there and took refuge. The true natives of that land were a Persian-speaking people called the Tocharians, and their culture got wiped out by the invading Uyghurs. I suggest Uyghurs go back to their homeland in the north and establish East Turkestan their.
May 21, 2014    thepeebottle@
jamesmark1903@ wrote:
Get out of our lands, China. We don't belong to you. We are not even related to you, just because your land hungry dynasties rule us, doesn't mean we were a part of your dirty empire. You were a Part of Mongolia, not Mongolia was a part of you. You will soon be paying a heavy price for your illegal land claims. Free Turkestan, Tibet, Manchuria, and Mongolia.
Mongolia has been part of China since the Ming Dynasty castrated them. Even today, half of it is in the PRC, with Han migrants flooding it day by day. That process is even more intense in Xinjiang.
For every Chinese person the Uyghurs kill, 2 or more will serve as replacement. Good Luck!
May 22, 2014    superkinez@
jamesmark1903@ wrote:
Get out of our lands, China. We don't belong to you. We are not even related to you, just because your land hungry dynasties rule us, doesn't mean we were a part of your dirty empire. You were a Part of Mongolia, not Mongolia was a part of you. You will soon be paying a heavy price for your illegal land claims. Free Turkestan, Tibet, Manchuria, and Mongolia.
Your land? Are you a Uighur? I doubt it.
May 28, 2014    jamesmark1903@
Tibet isn't a part of China. You Han Chinks belong on the east of China. We Uighurs are native to East Turkestan. Preach your bloody history to someone else. China was a part of Mongolia and Manchuria. Read your go**amn history, you Han Chinese sc**bag.
Write a Comment
CAPTCHA Code Image
Type in image code
Change the code
 Receive China Post promos
 Respond to this email
Subscribe  |   Advertise  |   RSS Feed  |   About Us  |   Career  |   Contact Us
Sitemap  |   Top Stories  |   Taiwan  |   China  |   Business  |   Asia  |   World  |   Sports  |   Life  |   Arts & Leisure  |   Health  |   Editorial  |   Commentary
Travel  |   Movies  |   TV Listings  |   Classifieds  |   Bookstore  |   Getting Around  |   Weather  |   Guide Post  |   Student Post  |   English Courses  |   Terms of Use  |   Sitemap
  chinapost search