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In the News (Thu 18 Jul 19)

  China Source
The Uygur language is classified along with Uzbek as belonging to the Karluk division of the Turkic branch of the Uralo-Altaic language family.
Though Uygur students can gain entrance into a university through exams in their own language, they must spend their first year studying Chinese, putting them a year behind both Chinese students and those Uygurs whose parents elected for their children to be educated in Chinese from the beginning.
Uygurs here are typically nominal, and many of the young educated people have little interest in Islam and never attend the mosque (except possibly for a marriage blessing).
www.chsource.org /Uygur.htm   (1757 words)

 Prayer for Uygurs, China - 30-Days Muslim World Prayer Guide - Day 06   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The charm of the Uygurs is partly to their unique blend of cultural sophistication - due to their crossroads contacts with so many cultures, and their rural simplicity — due to their geographical isolation.
Xinjiang province, the Uygurs homeland, is an area larger than Alaska, and approximately three times the size of France.
Uygurs in Kazakstan show signs of great spiritual hunger and are responding to the gospel.
www.30-days.net /email01/day06.htm   (487 words)

The Uygur ethnic minority is one of the first nomadic races that shifted to a settled agricultural life, but the dietetic culture still keeps a lot of custom special to the nomadic races.
Uygurs usually select a patch of empty land in front of the house, and build a round oven hearth with soil and bricks, which is about one meter high, with a small mouth and a large belly.
Uygurs do not eat the meat of pigeon, horse or camel; must not sniff food; usually do not eat soy sauce; have a special cup for each one; have to wash hands three times before eating Shouzhua rice; and think much of the cleanness of drinking water.
www.chinaculture.org /gb/en_chinaway/2003-09/24/content_29134.htm   (1110 words)

 Brief History of the Uyghers
Ancient Greek, Iranian, and Chinese sources placed Uygurs with their tribes, and sub-tribes in the vast area between the west banks of the Yellow River in the east, Eastern Turkestan in the west, and in the Mongolian steppe in the northeast as early as 300 B.C..
In 751, a Chinese army was disastrously defeated at the battle of Talas River by the Arabs, Tibetans, and the Uygurs.
She was the first of three princesses of the Chinese imperial family to become a Uygur khatun (wife) in the period 744-840 A.D. Moyunchur Khagan died in 759 and was succeeded by his son Bugu Khagan.
www.radicalparty.org /humanrights/his_tur.htm   (3140 words)

Uygurs are supposed to be the direct descendants of the Huns.
The name “Uygur” is mentioned in the Chinese chronicles of the third century B.C. Ancient Greek, Iranian, and Chinese sources of those times placed Uygurs and their tribes, and sub-tribes in the vast area between the Yellow River, Eastern Turkestan and the Mongolian steppes.
The yellow Uygur (Yugur) kingdom was absorbed in 1228 by the Tankuts and later became a part of the Mongol empire.
tatar.yuldash.com /eng_130.html   (986 words)

 Eastern Turkestan Information Bulletin Vol. 1 No. 2
Uygurs were also advanced in fields such as architecture, art, music and printing the Uygurs were also advanced.
Although the Urumchi Uygur Muqam Assembly had previously said that they would be flattered to attend the dinner party, at the last minute the Chinese authorities accompanying the troop did not allow them to go.
Besides local Uygurs scholars from Soviet Central Republics, Eastern Turkestan and the Uygur scholars living abroad and scholars from Turkey, Europe and the United States were invited.
www.geocities.com /idonkari/news1.html   (2250 words)

 Brief History of the Uyghurs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Uygurs living in the southern part of Khan Tengri, established the Karakhanid Uygur Kingdom in 840 with the support of other Turkic clans like the Karluks, Turgish and the Basmils, with Kashgar as its capital.
During this period the Uygurs revolted 42 times against the Manchu rule with the purpose of regaining their independence.In the last revolt of 1863, the Uygurs were successful in expelling the Manchus from their motherland, and founded an independent kingdom in 1864.
The Uygurs embraced Islam in 934, during the reign of Satuk Bughra Khan.
people.inf.elte.hu /wumaier/us.html   (1249 words)

 UYGUR.ORG - EAST TURKISTAN INFORMATION CENTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These Uygurs were hardly injured, their arms and legs were broken, and they were brought to hospital.
That is why they took those two Uygurs Hesen and Abliz and the enlarged pictures of their wounds and went picket the governmental building.
At the same time another reason for the demonstration was that the Uygur traders were always beaten and insulted by the Chinese policemen without reason Information about this demonstration of the Uygurs in Shenzhen was broadly distributed by the Chinese mass media inside the country and abroad.
www.uygur.org /wunn21/2001_03_24.htm   (333 words)

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Uygurs never differentiated between the "old society" and "new society" because all periods of the colonial life were the same for Uygurs!
The world community knows well and recognizes the contribution made by the Uygurs to civilization during several thousand years, if we look at the history of Uygurs we can see that only during the periods of the independent existence the Uygurs could develop and prosper.
This may be confirmed by the periods of Uygur Kaghanate, Uygur Kocho Kingdom, Karahkanid Khanate, the State of Saidiya (Moghulia) etc. On the contrary the periods of the submission to other peoples were the periods of depression starvation and devastation.
uyguristan.20m.com /secret8.html   (1186 words)

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The enemies using these methods are instigating the people and attracting them to their side, using our ruling position we must propagate against these forces, revealing and criticizing the enemies, and thus opening the eyes of the people, this is not only the problem of the methods".
Their goal was to destroy the Uygurs inner development, to abolish ethnic consciousness, and finally to liquidate them through assimilation.
During very short time of its existence this radio could attract attention of Uygurs inside and outside the Motherland, becoming a mirror for the people of Eastern Turkestan, which had been isolated by the Chinese government from the external world, to see what is happening in the outer world.
uyguristan.20m.com /secret9.html   (647 words)

Among the Uygurs inside of China, there are three major groups, consisiting of the Yugur or Yellow Uygur in today's Gansu Province, and the Uygurs south and north of Khan Tengri (Tianshan Mountains).
When the Kirghiz defeated the Uygurs in AD 840 and took over northern Mongolia, there was a group of people called the Naimans who remained in their homelands in the Altai Mountains and attached themselves to the Kirghiz.
After Khan Mochuo was killed by the tribesmen from the Tiele Tribes, the Orkhon Turks came to terms with Chinese, and their successors were said to have erected a stone monument cursing the Chinese for the treachery and the Tiele tribesmen for betrayal.
www.findthelinks.com /history/Huns_Turks/UYGURS.htm   (2579 words)

 Brief History of the Uyghers
Ancient Greek, Iranian, and Chinese sources placed Uygurs with their tribes, and sub-tribes in the vast area between the west banks of the Yellow River in the east, Eastern Turkestan in the west, and in the Mongolian steppe in the northeast as early as 300 B.C. Early History
This script was used for almost 800 years not only by the Uygurs, but also by other Turkic peoples, the Mongols, and by the Manchus in the early stage of their rule in China 30.
The Uygurs also emerged as teachers of the royal family, governors in China, ambassadors in Rome, today's' Istanbul, and Bagdat, scholars in Tebriz and officers in the army 33.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/55/041.html   (3381 words)

 Ethnicity in China: The Case of Xinjiang
Many Uygurs are hostile to the Han and there have been several separatist movements in Xinjiang, notably in 1990 in Akto County in the southwest of Xinjiang and in 1997 in Yining in the northwest.
Several Uygur interviewees told me that the Kazaks are backward in culture and they would strongly oppose any of their children marrying into a Kazak family.
Only 15.1 percent of Uygurs thought their standard of living had grown faster than that of the Han, while 46.9 percent thought the increase was about the same, and 38 percent believed it had risen more slowly.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~asiactr/haq/200401/0401a001.html   (8608 words)

 The Uygurs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The rule of the Gokturks was brought to an end in the year 745 by the Uygurs, who were of the same ethnic stock.
All the Turks who had converged under the banner of the Gokturks were dispersed to that of the Uygurs and other tribes.
In the year 1229, the Mongols put an end to Uygur sovereignty; the Uygurs however, became their cultural and political mentors.
www.turkses.com /history/in_uygur.htm   (78 words)

 The Rediff On The NeT Special: P Rajendran on how India could create trouble for China
Once the land of the Uygurs, through which the silk road ran, the ethnic population is in a minority now.
The Uygurs claim they are suppressed by the Chinese, that their women, in violation of Islamic tenets, are forced to undergo sterilisation and are encouraged to marry Chinese.
The Uygurs have linked their cause with that of Tibet, which is gaining international support, and Inner Mongolia.
www.rediff.com /news/1998/may/21china.htm   (1397 words)

 Ethnic Muslims restive in far west area of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was a sharp reminder of the pervasive fear among the ruling Han Chinese of the Uygurs, the majority ethnic group in far western China.
The Uygurs are closer culturally and physically to the Turks than the Han Chinese, and there is a centuries-long history of racial tensions between the two in what is now known as the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
None of the dozens of Uygur businessmen and intellectuals and Chinese officials interviewed in Xinjiang said they were aware of recent violent acts by militants.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/96/01/14/china.html   (839 words)

 China Letter-News and Human Rights: Long Arm Of China Reaches Into Guantanamo
The Uygur are a Muslim Turkic people residing primarily in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China's northwest.
Many Uygurs have been imprisoned and executed as a result of dissent against Chinese rule and a desire for an independent homeland.
The Uygur are spread throughout Central Asia and a sizeable population of Uygur have lived in Afghanistan for a considerable period of time and it is not unlikely that some of the Uygurs are not actually Chinese citizens.
uygurletter.blogspot.com /2004/05/long-arm-of-china-reaches-into.html   (536 words)

 China Letter-News and Human Rights: Guantanamo Uygurs Not To Be Returned to China
The Uygurs, natives of Xinjaing Uygur Autonomous Region in north western China, were captured in Afghanistan as part of the US intervention in that country and apparently have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing and are free to be released.
China has an extremely poor record in the treatment of Uygurs they consider to be "terrorists", a euphenismm in reality for those Uygurs that harbour "Separatist" leanings.
As recently as October 2004 an executed Uygur had released a journal he had written documenting his horrendous treatment at the hands of the Chinese before escaping to Nepal only to be returned and executed.
uygurletter.blogspot.com /2004/06/guantanamo-uygurs-not-to-be-returned.html   (357 words)

 Famous Production and Construction Plant in Bingtuan hires specialists and workers only from inner Chinese regions
But we are regret that we are not satisfied by the ways that the leaders of the Chinese democratic movement suggest to resolve the problem of nationalities through forming a federation, republic or co-existence of two systems in one country, or like it was announced this time, an autonomy in a one country.
The Uygur people's demand of independent concerns not only political sphere, but it is also our long-time cultural and national consciousness desire.
In turn we would also propagate among Uygurs that the Chinese democratic movement is of great importance for promotion of democracy in China and would try to eliminate all misunderstandings existing between us.
www.uygur.org /spark/archiv/3/2/2.html   (1273 words)

 The Uygurs friendless in Central Asia? (by Stephen Sullivan) - Media Monitors Network (MMN)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They live in a country that is on the verge of an economic boom which has all the capitalists "free" nations around the world almost salivating to get a part of the bone and who are willing to bury any scruples or ignore any "minor issues" of human right abuses to do so.
But the Uygur are a Turkic people and until fairly recently that meant something important to them.
Not that one expects a "final solution" to the "Uygur question" but the outcome could be less than pleasant for the Uygur in Xinjiang and of Cental Asia generally if they continue to remain friendless in the world.
usa.mediamonitors.net /layout/set/print/headlines/the_uygurs_friendless_in_central_asia   (1005 words)

 Turk & Uygur (UIGUR, UIGHUIR, UIGUIR, and WEIWUER) -- Political, Social, Cultural, Historical Analysis Of China -- ...
The Uygur claim, at http://www.uygur.org/enorg/history/uygurlar_kim.htm, was not that correct in one of the assertions, namely, the Chinese never colonized Xinjiang or Chinese Turkistan.
The Uygur claim could be built on basis of their ancestor Huihe's membership in the Tiele Tribes, a group of people sanwiched between the Huns/Turks and the original dwellers of Xinjiang or Chinese Turkistan.
(Uygurs claimed they descended from 'Chunwei', the son of Jie, last Xia Dynasty lord.) The Mongolian claim could be built on basis of the nomadic tribal groups which never left the Mongolian plateau.
www.uglychinese.org /uygur.htm   (14161 words)

 CHINA: Uygurs vs Han "Invaders"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Webmaster Note: The indigenous Uygurs do NOT like the new people moving in as part of the Chinese government colonization of Xinjiang.
Repeated official claims of ethnic harmony are failing to mask deep-rooted resentment among the native Muslim population of Xinjiang towards their Han Chinese neighbours.
The Han do not go to the same schools as the other groups, and while in theory the other ethnic groups are supposed to be taught Putonghua, the Han make no effort to learn the local dialects.
www.pacificnet.net /jue/chinanews/archives/docs/981117.html   (379 words)

 Famous Production and Construction Plant in Bingtuan hires specialists and workers only from inner Chinese regions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Though international organizations are trying to affect to China not to humiliate human rights of uygurs by taking advantage of 11th September events, Chinese government is ignoring this and instead of this under the name “Hard Strike” campaign is increasing arrests and imprisonments of uygurs in Eastern Turkestan.
At the first month of this campaign only in Kashgar 186 uygurs had been arrested under the name of “national separatists” and “illegal religious activists”, 153 of them sentenced to the different terms of imprisonment and to death without proves.
While United Nations Organization is trying to organize the meeting on human rights, Chinese government’ pressure on uygurs and violation of their human rights is showing that China is neglecting the international laws and the world international organizations should ask strongly Chinese authorities to stop violations of human rights of uygurs in Eastern Turkestan.
my.reset.jp /~sato.tak/ETIC/spark/archiv/13/2/2.html   (369 words)

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The Uygurs are a Turkic people group, who speak a language similar to Turkish.
In 911, another Uygur general reunited the various tribes in Xinjiang, thus creating the Kingdom of Gansu and reviving the title of Khan.
In 1949 eleven Uygur guerilla leaders boarded a plane for Beijing to negotiate the structure of the new provincial government.
www.global-prayer-digest.org /monthdetails/2005/md-February-2005.asp   (1432 words)

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