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China’s Crackdown on Uighurs Gaining Notice as Violence Continues

An ongoing, sometimes bloody, conflict between minority communities in northwestern China and Beijing is starting to receive international attention, despite the silence of China’s own media. China in recent years launched a series of “strike hard” campaigns in the Xinjiang region in the name of fighting separatism, religious extremism and terrorism. The targets of these campaigns, the minority Turkic-speaking, Muslim Uighurs, complain of pervasive ethnic discrimination, religious...

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