Turkic Peoples

A walk on the very wild side

For 80 days between December and March, Christopher Schrader lived the life of a Kazakh nomad, eating Kazakh food, wearing Kazakh clothes, herding animals and hunting for wolves in bitter temperatures that sat between minus 15 and minus 60 degrees Celsius.

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

Uygur resentment at 'unfair' practices

Hotan appears to have returned to calm following a fatal attack on a police station on Monday, with the alleged assailants either dead or arrested, but an undercurrent of ethnic tension remains in the Xinjiang city.

23 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Finger-pointing over fatal clash

Xinjiang authorities said Monday's attack on a police station in Hotan that killed four people was an act of terrorism, but overseas Uygur groups alleged that police opened fire on peaceful protesters, killing at least 20.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Childish quibbling sets back the cause of HK democracy

Hong Kong's political immaturity is reflected perhaps too well in the recent childish and self-destructive behaviour of the democrats in criticising the chief executive's election movements. Commentators from every corner - including an exasperated Michael Chugani ('When petty politics points to desperation', January 26) - have been at a loss to explain this bizarre affair.

29 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

A tug of wars

When their plane arrived at Tirana airport on May 5 after leaving Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, no one was more surprised than the five Uygur men to find that Albania was to be their new home, after more than five years of imprisonment without trial.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

Uygurs lose homes as capital cleans up

The Uygur community in Beijing has paid a heavy price for the capital's rush toward high-rise development. Weigongcun, the last remaining largely Muslim enclave, has been lost to a policy in which entire streets have been razed in the name of cleaning up the city.

4 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Uygurs threatened by Beijing's policies

I refer to the article by Shai Oster headlined, 'The east rolls into town' (South China Morning Post, January 5).

It is interesting that everyone who goes to Kashgar notices the same things about the place and all leave with the impression that Uygur culture is very much under threat from Beijing's policies.

19 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

China too strong for Uzbekistan

Defending champions China flexed their muscles in a comfortable straight-games triumph over minnows Uzbekistan in their opening match of the Asian Women's Championship at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night.

It was more like a practice match as the Chinese team provided an hour of entertainment for a full-house of 3,000 fans in securing a 25-6, 25-18, 25-13 victory.

20 Sep 1999 - 12:00am