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Old 07-10-09, 01:10 PM
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There's an interesting history lesson in all this and why the British are so pissed off.

In 1864, the Uyghurs had finally managed to win their independence from the Qing Dynasty, but then the British helped pay for another invasion so that the Uyghur nation, East Turkestan, would not be swallowed up by Russian expansionism in the area. Thanks to the British funding, the re-occupation was finally successful in 1884, and they've been more or less pacified until this day.

So no doubt these Uyghurs have hated sentiments against not only their Chinese occupiers but of Great Britain and the West in general.
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