A sheep herder whistles as he follows his flock through a wind power farm outside Urumqi in September 2003, in western China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: AFP A sheep herder whistles as he follows his flock through a wind power farm outside Urumqi in September 2003, in western China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: AFP
A sheep herder whistles as he follows his flock through a wind power farm outside Urumqi in September 2003, in western China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: AFP

Letters | For a united China, involve Uygurs in building a shared Chinese identity

  • While the US practised extermination of the Native American population, China has opted for assimilation in Xinjiang and Tibet. Both approaches are evil
  • The primary challenge for China’s leadership is to create a political and cultural basis for equal citizenship, irrespective of historical or ethnic background

Topic |   Xinjiang
A sheep herder whistles as he follows his flock through a wind power farm outside Urumqi in September 2003, in western China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: AFP A sheep herder whistles as he follows his flock through a wind power farm outside Urumqi in September 2003, in western China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: AFP
A sheep herder whistles as he follows his flock through a wind power farm outside Urumqi in September 2003, in western China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: AFP
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