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While I certainly understand the constant focus on Iraq (and to a lesser extent, Afghanistan), many other parts of the world are burning.
Does anyone care? I do. And I hope you do too.
Here is my brief summary:
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China - I'm sure you know quite well about the 50 plus year military occupation of Tibet. But it is China's far western Xinjiang Province that concerns me the most.
The population there is rapidly increasing, with imported Han labor pushing out and repressing the native Uighur people, who happen to be Muslim. And some of them are quite angry about it.
Xinjiang is where most of China's oil reserves are, as well as lot of their coal. It's also on the border with gas/oil giant Kazakhstan, where a new oil pipeline between the two countries is now operational.
Why should you care?
The Uighurs are not happy. Some consider Xinjiang to be part of a larger territory that belongs to them which they call East Turkistan.