Monday, April 19, 2010

Chinese government's take on July 2009 Xinjiang Uyghur riots

It seems China's CCTV has just set up a new Youtube channel with the specific intent of pushing a message of multi-ethnic unity onto the English speaking masses.  Tibetan students are volunteering to help earthquake victims.  Taiwan sent doctors to Qinghai.  And otherwise peace-loving Uyghurs were brainwashed into becoming separatist criminals by terrorist mastermind Rebiya Kadeer.

This short piece, bluntly entitled Xinjiang Urumqi July 5 Truth, is worth watching.  It not only gives Beijing's official perspective of the events, but includes a lot of never before seen footage.  The shots of the Han victims are pretty horrifying and sad, but that may be the intent of the editors.

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