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VOA Q&A With Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti

China began the trial this week of ethnic Uighur scholar and economist Ilham Tohti who is facing separatism charges. The following is an interview with VOA from October 30, 2013, just days after an attack on Tiananmen Square.   Q: What has happened over the past year [2013] in Xinjiang, has the situation there worsened again?   A: “What happened this year [in 2013] in Xinjiang is not a problem between Uighurs and Han, it's a problem between Uighurs and the government. Many...

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