Here lies the danger of throwing all our eggs into a Chinese Fortune Cookie basket....
Is this REALLY the dream state we want to tie our economic future to?
And we shake pointy sticks at Iran?? Their recent *riot* toll seems mere chicken feed in comparison. *tsk, tsk*
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaki...&icid=1&d_str=Death toll in Xinjiang unrest leaps to 140
(9 mins ago)
Riots in the restive Xinjiang region has left 140 people dead, a government spokeswoman said, while state-run media said more than 800 others were injured.
Several hundred people have been arrested.
''Police have arrested several hundred participants, including more than 10 key figures who fanned the unrest on Sunday,'' Xinhua News Ngency said, citing the Xinjiang Public Security Department.
Officers are still searching for around 90 other people in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, where the riots occurred, according to Xinhua.
The death toll represents a huge leap from the initial three fatalities that Xinhua reported earlier.