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Chinese State Media Lash Out at Criticism of Uighur Scholar’s Life Sentence

China's sentencing of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti to life in prison this week has triggered a wave of criticism, both from rights activists in the country and from foreign governments and advocacy groups overseas. In response, China’s state media have begun hitting back, writing scathing accounts of Tohti’s alleged crimes and telling foreign governments and rights groups to mind their own business.     In its account of the trial released Thursday, China’s Xinhua news...

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