Tiananmen Square dissident warns Uighur militancy on the rise | South China Morning Post

Tiananmen Square dissident warns Uighur militancy on the rise

Tue, 8 Apr 2014

TAIWAN, Taipei : Militancy is on the rise in China among Uighurs driven to despair over Beijing's "terrorist colonisation", Wu'er Kaixi, a Uighur exiled after his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, warns. The resource-rich region of Xinjiang has for years been hit by occasional unrest which Chinese authorities routinely attribute to "terrorists" seeking independence. Read the full story here.