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Xinjiang crisis

Hi friends..this is my first post here I want to know about xinjiang province hatred for china...do we sponsoring terror against china...are we not doing same by protecting dalai lama like pakistan protecting hafeez saheed... Above que might be silly que but m new to international forum knowledge..

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  • edited November 2014
    ^^^dalai lama is not a terrorist. Earlier xinjiang regions used to be ruled by many different dynaties like mongols, kushans, chinese etc...it was a region that linked china to the rest of the world a starting point of silk route...There wasnt hatredness between han chinese and uyghurs upto the late 1990s. During tiannamen protests for democracy in 1980s, even uyghur students participated and one of the prominent leader of the movement was a uyghur too. Problem came after 1990s, growth of Islamist fundamentalism in 1980s that was created by the CIA to fight against the soviets in afghanistan.. After the end of cold war ,soviet union broke up but Islamist fundamentalism didnt, it spread to other parts of the world .
    reasons why hatredness :
    1) xingjiang region is the most backward area of china, so people feel negligence
    2)chinese infrastructure development requires huge labour...so chinese immigrants influx into their area, around 40% of the population are han chinese...much more than compared to tibetan autonomous region...creating a demographic change making the uyghurs minority in their own place
    3) china's policy of homogenization of cultures by assimilating all cultures into one....by introducing compulsory learning of mandarin language etc... The uyghurs feel threatened of their cultures being assimilated in time
    4) china's atheist policy...is totally against the principle of Islam..while the govt...build some mosques but there are some restrictions too ,and when curfew occurs people are not allowed to go to mosque for prayer in mass numbers..
    5)natural resources are being expolited. Xingjiang region is one of the most resourceful region in the country (much more compared to tibetan region). People feel they are not getting their share and being exploited
    6) some uyghurs think they are decendent from turks (earlier ottoman empire) and are completly different from han chinese (sub nationalism)
    6) influence of other fundamentalist from across the border , from pak and afghanistan mostly..
    back to Square 1
  • edited November 2014
    @Bepositivealways_007 Uyghurs in Xinjiang regions are a ethic muslim minority. They are spread in other countries like Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and to some degree in Pakistan. They want political autonomy so the whole issue.

    Why would we sponsor terrorism against China? Also, Dalai Lama is a political refugee, not some leader of a terrorist organization the way Hafeez Saeed is.

    Would suggest you to refer to some IR books to get better understanding. Such problems are multi-dimensional so can not be explained adequately here.

  • ^^^dalai lama is not a terrorist. Earlier xinjiang regions used to be ruled by many different dynaties like mongols, kushans, chinese etc...it was a region that linked china to the rest of the world a starting point of silk route...There wasnt hatredness between han chinese and uyghurs upto the late 1990s. During tiannamen protests for democracy in 1980s, even uyghur students participated and one of the prominent leader of the movement was a uyghur too. Problem came after 1990s, growth of Islamist fundamentalism in 1980s that was created by the CIA to fight against the soviets in afghanistan.. After the end of cold war ,soviet union broke up but Islamist fundamentalism didnt, it spread to other parts of the world .
    reasons why hatredness :
    1) xingjiang region is the most backward area of china, so people feel negligence
    2)chinese infrastructure development requires huge labour...so chinese immigrants influx into their area, around 40% of the population are han chinese...much more than compared to tibetan autonomous region...creating a demographic change making the uyghurs minority in their won place
    3) china's policy of homogenization of cultures by assimilating all cultures into one....by introducing compulsory learning of mandarin language etc... The uyghurs feel threatened of their cultures being assimilated in time
    4) china's atheist policy...is totally against the principle of Islam..while the govt...build some mosques but there are some restrictions too ,and when curfew occurs people are not allowed to go to mosque for prayer in mass numbers..
    5)natural resources are being expolited. Xingjiang region is one of the most resourceful region in the country (much more compared to tibetan region). People feel they are not getting their share and being exploited
    6) some uyghurs think they are decendent from turks (earlier ottoman empire) and are completly different from han chinese (sub nationalism)
    6) influence of other fundamentalist from across the border , from pak and afghanistan mostly..
    Covered all relevant points in a succinct manner. Good answer.
  • @aamengineer -- :-bd
    Super stuff, yo!
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  • @Bepositivealways_007 Saeed is Pakistani citizen sponsoring terror to India while Dalai Lama is in exile from his own place Tibet after a movement over there. Two cases are quite different. Don't compare [-X becoz they are common in only one way i.e. both are Homo sapiens. >:)
  • hafiz saeed twitter comment against India #ForcedtoBreakFast comment...but nothing said about china's restriction on namaaz fasting in xingjiang during the same time. He is one of those who uses religion for political goals. Its good that US and UN too blacklisted him and put a bounty upon him.
    he has an engineering degree too..
    back to Square 1
  • @khasengineer salute ^:)^
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  • @aamengineer Bhai, very well covered.
    History Optional
    "Let the fear find you again "
  • Will we get question on this type of internal security issue of foreign countr in gsy??? @-)
    I am a real ghost (after dead type). I am being honest. Boooooo......
  • @BadmashBhoot Generally no. But neighbouring countries and their internal crisis affect India's security and foreign policy framework so there is a linkage which may find place in some questions.

  • edited November 2014
    ^^^ i second that. The tibetan problem in 1950s and corresponding 1962 debacle effected india's foreign policy drastically at later stages. Although India's foreign policy was based on non-alignment but it tilted towards the US in 1960s and later towards soviet union during Indira gandhi's time (1970s). Xingjiang problem will affect India too. Rogue/extremist ideologies spread like virus from one neighbouring place to another. Indian Mujahideen has such ideological concept to create a Islamic caliphate across south Asia. If East turkistan movement gets stronger, it can join hands together with IM too. One thing common between the two is that they both have support bases in pakistan.
    back to Square 1
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