Asian Studies Readings: Xinjiang and Tibet
Read the following articles and webpages to answer these questions.
- How/why did China choose to take over these regions?
- What are the major issues with retaining these areas instead of granting them independence?
- Why are ethnic rights in China oppressed?
Autonomous Regions of China (Wikipedia)
- The Xinjiang Perspective: In Photos (thediplomat.com)
- China urges US, after Boston bombings, to condemn Xinjiang “terrorism” (straitstimes.com)
- Q&A: China and the Uighurs – BBC News (bbc.co.uk)