Tag: Chinese

The lost identity of Chinese Muslims

The surveillance cameras, with facial recognition, cover the entire public space of KashgarThe authorities impose a progress that erases the tradition, dehumanizes the Muslim and makes him one more piece of the totalitarian gear. The goal is for this individual to work and obey, and to do it without thinking and, much less, without remembering. Your model has to be ethnic Han Chinese. More than 90% of the 1.2 billion Chinese are Han. The Uyghurs of Xinjiang do not exceed eleven …MORE LAVANGUARDIA

NYT: Why do World Ignore the Persecution of Chinese Muslims?

One of the darkest episodes of the 20th century was the gulag — the Soviet system of forced labor camps where dissidents were imprisoned in terrible conditions, often to perish. The camps were established by Lenin, expanded by Stalin and finally exposed to the world by the great Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, with his 1973 masterpiece, “The Gulag Archipelago.” “Thin strands of human lives stretch from island to island of Archipelago,” he wrote, and “it is enough if you don’t freeze in the cold, and if thirst and hunger don’t claw at your insides.”…MORE: NYT

Chinese dad who ‘cannot afford sick daughter’s treatment’ prepares her for death by taking her to play in grave

china-baby-grave-pear1.jpgThe family of a toddler with a serious blood disorder say they cannot afford to pay for essential treatment – so have dug her a grave for her to “adapt” to.
Zhang Xinlei, a two-year-old from rural China, was born with thalassaemia, a genetic condition that causes a lack of haemoglobin in the blood and can lead to severe tiredness and heart palpatations. Without regular blood transfusions and medication, the disease can cause life-threatening organ damage…more: independent.co.uk/news