August 2nd, 2011
11:36 AM ET

Chinese riot police out in force after Xinjiang violence

Businesses remained shuttered Tuesday as riot police patrolled the streets of a remote northwestern Chinese city where at least 14 people were killed in weekend violence blamed on Muslim militants, state media said.

The top government official in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region vowed a severe crackdown on the instigators of the violence. On Monday, police shot and killed two suspects, both ethnic Uyghurs.

Memtieli Tiliwaldi and Turson Hasan had fled after an attack on a restaurant Sunday in Kashi, the state-run China Daily newspaper said. Kashi is known as Kashgar in the Uyghur language.

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  1. Flo

    Hmmmmmm.....how are people going to spin this? Oh, wait, I think I know!

    August 2, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. Stephanie

    Same old stroy wherever Muslims exist in the majority. Rampages of murder.

    August 2, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Matt

    ok i know every single time that we americans hear the word muslim we automatically think terrorist, or person that hates the united states but i lived in china for two years and the xinjiang people are the most chilled out people i have ever met, yes they mostly are the gangsters or whatever in perspective of the chinese police but ok, aren't minorities in the US profiled as well to be the robbers, drug dealers, vandals, etc...as well? There of course might be an extremely small number of people that are living there in the northern borders of pakistan and whatnot living in their own urine and eating rice for every meal if they are not flooded out by heavy rain due to absolute negligence of the chinese government that do decide to get radical and accept payments for their lives of crazy murder only in the hope it would benefit their families. In general these people are like i said super relaxed and extremely less violent than any of the Han chinese, who treat them like complete crap in shanghai, where i spent most of my time. The Uyghurs love to smoke hashish, it is in their culture because they are mountain people...they also enjoy drinking beers and have a very rich family culture as do many muslims. In a way you could say that the ok i know every single time that we americans hear the word muslim we automatically think terrorist, or person that hates the united states but i lived in china for two years and the xinjiang people are the most chilled out people i have ever met, yes they mostly are the gangsters or whatever in perspective of the chinese police but ok, aren't minorities in the US profiled as well to be the robbers, drug dealers, vandals, etc...as well? There of course might be an extremely small number of people that are living there in the northern borders of pakistan and whatnot living in their own urine and eating rice for every meal if they are not flooded out by heavy rain due to absolute negligence of the chinese government that do decide to get radical and accept payments for their lives of crazy murder only in the hope it would benefit their families. In general these people are like i said super relaxed and extremely less violent than any of the Han chinese, who treat them like complete crap in shanghai, where i spent most of my time. The Uyghurs love are similar to americans, oh did i mention they love baseball and basketball? This is China my friends, the government is very covering and with this little amount of details of details about the deaths of fourteen living beings of god, any god I mean really when will violence stop from all religious sides...but it is very easy for "muslim violence" to be the reason the power crazed racist police in china got target practice on some Uyghurs.

    August 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    This message repeats itself many times. This is abusive listing. It should be changed, editied or removed.

    August 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Flo

    Jesus God, that was the longest post about absolutely nothing I've never read!

    August 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Madame Royale

    Matt, what the HELL are you blathering on about?
    My eyes glazed over after the first few sentences...

    August 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. CSnSC

    Meth and international politics dont mix.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Madame Royale

    I think *Matt* has been smoking hash...

    August 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Morgan Painter

      I'd bet $50 on that.

      August 2, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RUFFNUTT

    muslims are so violent... i think it's cause the play to many video games...

    August 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Garrr

      @Ruffnutt: American kids play Doom while Middle Eastern kids play Boom.. bad joke I know.. I actually meet some very nice Muslims at school.

      August 2, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fernace

    So we have radical muslims in China too, now!? Otherwise peaceful, hashish smoking, baseball & basketball lovers, according to Matt! So what set them off? I'm not getting the point of instigation from the article, or is it just like an anual get-your-agression-out deal? Well I suppose they can join Syria, Libya, Yemen, etc. The world is just going to he!l, or has it always been like this & I was too busy to notice!?

    August 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mygrandsonsapuppy

    ...no.....it's goin to hell

    August 2, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mike Smithee

    Chinese human rights abuse:

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyRSyYMhW2E&w=640&h=360]

    August 3, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mike Smithee

    Chinese human rights abuse:

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gohXIkN8bg&w=640&h=360]

    August 3, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mike Smithee

    Magazine Breaks News on Organ Harvesting in China

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvOu_3dlQ6M&w=640&h=360]

    August 3, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. Wendy

    I understand the Uyghur people.They are verry peaceful and easygoing people.
    I belive Uyghur is the most unhappy nation in the world.
    I know that a group of people went to the police station in Hotan to take away their wives or sisters who taken away by the Chinese police a half month ago simply becouse those women put on the Islamic clothes......
    They are not terorrist,they are ordenary farmers.
    Uyghurs have been fighting for freedom.
    The UN,USA and the EU didint pay attention to the Uyghur people simply becouse they are Muslim.
    The other countries like Pakistan have been making money buy secrifising the Uyghur.
    More and more Uyghur people like to go to the mosques siply becouse no one have helped or understand them except Allah.

    August 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Turghun

      This person speaks almost so right, by the way, I am a Uyghur.

      August 9, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |