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Japan grants visa to Uighur leader Kadeer

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So have China filed a protest, obstructed trade, charged them with interfering in an "internal matter" and whined about hurting Chinese "feelings yet?

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I attended a Uighur protest near yasukuni shrine in august 2010 and was glad to see Japan can accommodate this free expression.

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Many Uighurs complain that they are the victims of state-sanctioned persecution and marginalisation in their homeland, aided by the migration of millions of Han Chinese into the territory.

In Xinjiang, Han Chinese made about 7% of the population in 1953 and now, thanks to the Chinese "Go West!" policy, the demographic balance is 45% Uighur and 41% Han. Interracial marriages between Uighur and Han Chinese are very rare, about 0.3%.

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I hear that the people who come to the World Uyghur Congress, including Kadeer will be going to Yasukuni to show their respect, not to protest. There is strong support from the Japanese conservatives for Uyghur movement, rather than the “progressives” who tend to side with the Chinese communists.

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Uighurs complain that they are the victims of state-sanctioned persecution and marginalisation in their homeland, aided by the migration of millions of Han Chinese into the territory.................Wasnt that was wonderful for that part of the world becoming more 'civilized'?

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Japan is a sovereign nation and can do whatever the hell it wants within it's border !!

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