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May 14, 2005

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omih

You said:

"Since 9/11 the Chinese government has been using the war on terror as an excuse to crack down on activists from various ethnic groups in Xinjiang - primarily the Turkic-speaking people called Uighurs - who want more autonomy, or at least more cultural and religious freedom. It's true, there are some people in Xinjiang who did in fact have Taliban links, but a lot of moderate Muslims with no links to the Taliban or terrorism whatsoever - but who just don't want the Chinese controlling all aspects of their lives - have also been targeted."

Could the same not be said of the British and US governments?

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