Chinese netizens call for “eye for an eye” retaliation after deadly blasts in Urumqi

Alia | May 22nd, 2014 - 7:41 pm

Many Chinese netizens demand their government to counter terror with terror. Such calls are not unheard of before. What’s new this time is the number of people who actually agreed.

The other Uighurs: The forgotten victims of violent ethnic unrest in China

Alia | March 6th, 2014 - 1:09 am
"I love Xinjiang"

“No one relates to the victims of the Kunming terrorist attack better than the people of Xinjing.”

Chinese public condemn Kunming train station mass killing:“Nothing justifies killing”

Alia | March 2nd, 2014 - 6:44 am

The attack will be a milestone event that marks a turning point of how ordinary Chinese people perceive situations in Xinjiang. The Kunming train station attack took away many people’s sympathy for the Uighurs.

“We’re Uyghurs. We’re not terrorists.” A plea from Xinjiang

Alia | July 1st, 2013 - 5:02 am
Image from Global Times

After last week’s two violent clashes between Uyghurs and the Han people in Xinjian that caused 35 deaths, a plea from a Xinjiang native calling for a stop of prejudice against the Uyghur ethnic groups went viral on Weibo.

An unbelievably expensive piece of Xinjiang nut cake and what it tells about the ethnic policy in China

Alia | December 4th, 2012 - 1:39 am

A piece of Xingjiang nut cake of the size of a cutting board is worth, according to police in Yueyang, RMB 160,000. This unbelievably expensive piece of Xinjiang nut cake soon went viral and stirred up heated discussions of the unfair ethnic policies in China.

Old man riding a bear in Xingjiang, China

Alia | February 8th, 2012 - 2:26 am
Old man riding a bear in Xinjiang, China

An old man riding a bear in Xingjiang, China