Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Same Story

The same story as Linda Hogan's -- oil, greed, a people being destroyed by a greater power. This time, not Tibet, but the Uighurs of Xinjiang, riots in the city of Urumchi. Not greatly different from Linda Hogan's book that I just wrote about -- the Uighurs are over-run by Han Chinese in their cities, the oil makes the Chinese rich, the Uighurs are deprive of land, of their language and their religion. The iron fist of Beijing once again smashing everything in it's way. What a horrible thing to read about as I ate breakfast.

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