Curfew Declared in China's West as Ethnic Tensions Grow

More violent unrest continued to unfold today in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang region, among the Chinese security forces, the Han Chinese and the Uighur minority. Chinese state media reported that the government has now declared a curfew until 8 a.m. Wednesday to try to bring an end to the violence. Earlier today, Han Chinese threw stones and destroyed stores owned by Uighurs, members of China's Muslim minority, as police fired tear gas to stop them. Before that, about 200 Uighurs...Full Story
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