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News articles and special reports related to rebels and rebellion in China, primarily Western and Central China. The Adverse Private Forces we primarily focus here are Chinese rebel groups, as well as events featuring civilian uprising in this vast country.

 
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HONG KONG 'UMBRELLA REVOLUTION' PROTESTS - September 2014

Hong Kong’s umbrella revolution - The story behind the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests.Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents peacefully occupied major thoroughfares across the city, claiming that Beijing reneged on an agreement to grant them open elections by 2017, and demand “true universal suffrage”. The Guardian, September 30, 2014: TEXT | PICTURES | MAP

Hong Kong protests: China's guide to democracy. The Communist Party flagship newspaper went on to argue that Britain had done nothing for democracy in Hong Kong and to insinuate that the 'Occupy' movement is the tool of hostile foreign interests. By Carrie Gracie, BBC News, October 6, 2014: TEXT | PICTURES

Occupy Central far from being "impromptu demonstrations," plots hatched 2 years ago.Far from being "impromptu demonstrations," the ongoing Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong was plotted nearly two years ago with the involvement of overseas forces. Xinhuanet, October 26, 2014: TEXT

Oslo Freedom Forum: The 'school for revolutionaries.' BBC Newsnight's Laura Kuenssberg reports from the Oslo Freedom Forum, where pro-democracy activists share ideas and learn about agitating for positive change over champagne and canapés | See written clarification regarding the Xinhuanet article above.BBC, October 21, 2014: TEXT | VIDEO

 

Armed attacker in China's restive west kills police officer; assailant shot dead. The report did not identify the ethnicity of the assailant, but it was the latest in a series of attacks pointing to growing unrest in the sprawling region. By AP, Syar Tribune, March 18, 2014: TEXT

 

KUNMING KNIFE MASACRE - March 1, 2014

:Xinjiang separatists blamed for 'Chinese 9/11.' President Xi Jinping urges severe punishment for perpetrators of violence at crowded train station that left 29 people dead and 130 injured. By Jonathan Kaiman and Tania Branigan, The Guardian, March 2, 2014: TEXT | VIDEO

Police say they have captured remaining suspects. Xinhua news agency: "Of an eight-member group (six men, two women), four were shot dead by police at the scene, a wounded woman was arrested and the other three have been captured." By Tania Branigan, The Guardian, March 3, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE

More articles available on the TERRORISM IN ASIA page, Uighur separatists section

 

2012

Blast at Hotan city school injures 17, Chinese media. The blast took place during a police raid on an "illegal" religious school . BBC News, June 7, 2012: TEXT | MAP

12 dead in Kashgar city in Xinjiang. The violence took place just after 18:00 in a market in Yecheng county, about 250km south-east of the north-western city Kashga. BBC News, February 29, 2012: TEXT | PICTURE | MAP

 

XINJIANG RIOTS IN THE PROVINCE'S CAPITAL, URUMQI, BETWEEN THE MUSLIM UIGHURS (THE MAJORITY) AND HAN CHINESE MIGRANTS - July 2009

Incomplete picture of Xinjiang unrest. Official news agency Xinhua, quoted an unnamed Chinese official who claimed the riot had been "masterminded by the World Uighur Congress". By Chris Hogg, BBC News, July 6, 2009: TEXT | MAP | VIDEO

In pictures: Xinjiang protests: PICTURES

Q&A: China and the Uighurs: TEXT | PICTURE

Many 'missing' after China riots. Human Rights Watch said the 43 men and teenaged boys were taken in police sweeps of and had since vanished without a trace. By Michael Bristow, BBC News, October 29, 2009: TEXT | PICTURE

 

 

 
 
 

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