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Xinjiang People Fight Stereotypes Online

Categories: East Asia, China, Digital Activism, Ethnicity & Race, Youth

After China's Railway Station attack [1] last Saturday, the tension between Uighurs and majority Han people has escalated. However, a group of ordinary Uighur people started an online campaign “#I’m from Xinjiang# [2]” to fight stereotypes of Xinjiang people. In China, “Uighurs” are often labeled as  “thieves,” “unappreciative separatists” and “knife-wielding terrorists.” Read more details from Offbeat China [3]