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Xinjiang People Fight Stereotypes Online

Written by Abby Liu On 7 March 2014 @ 3:54 am | No Comments

In China, Chinese, Digital Activism, East Asia, English, Ethnicity & Race, Quick Reads, 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]

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[1] Railway Station attack: http://offbeatchina.com/chinese-public-condemned-kunming-train-station-mass-killing%EF%BC%9Anothing-justifies-killing

[2] #I’m from Xinjiang#: http://huati.weibo.com/261660?from=501

[3] Offbeat China: http://offbeatchina.com/the-other-uighurs-the-forgotten-victims-of-violent-ethnic-unrest-in-china

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