Sunday’s editorial begins:
IF THE reports of deadly riots and repression in a far-off region of China sounded familiar last week, it’s because you have heard them — or something much like them — before. The uprising by ethnic Uighurs in the city of Urumqi in Xinjiang province was the third such popular protest by Uighurs in the past 20 years, and it looked a lot like the trouble that broke out last year in Tibet. What began as a peaceful protest by an aggrieved minority turned to rioting after police responded harshly. Then followed a brutal crackdown by security forces, accompanied by revenge attacks by members of China’s Han majority.
Correct throughout, though I’d change “colonialist” to “imperialist” in the third paragraph, as China is not trying to administer East Turkestan as a colony (which are generally overseas) but as a territory to be integrated into a geographically contiguous Han Chinese-led imperium.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.