Wednesday, August 25, 2004

East Asia Roundup by Winds of Change is up, talking about events in China, Korea, Japan and other countries.

The Uygurs.
One thing in the east Asia roundup that caught my eye was the holding of some Uygurs at Guantanamo Bay. Uygurs are people of Turkish decent, practicing Muslims, who reside in the eastern reaches of China. They have no friends in central Asia, as China suppresses them brutally and the surrounding countries are afraid of losing Chinese economic trade if they intervene.
(Note: by Turkish decent I am refering to the same band of Turks that originated in Northern China/Manchuria that eventually made their way over to what is now modern Turkey. They have resided there for probably over 1500 years)

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