Feb. 18, 2019

HOW CHINESE LEADERS INTERACT WITH CHINESE MUSLIMS.

In 1990, before starting my journey of China’s Great Wall, I spent a few days in Xinjiang, China’s notorious renegade province.  I came face-to-face with Muslims…who looked like a combination of Asians and Turks.  Last month, when I learned that several Muslims were  recently elected to the United States Congress…I was reminded of how Chinese Leaders control/limit those Muslims living inside China.

Xinjiang (Shen-Jong) Province is located along China’s western border between Turkey and China. Xinjiang is the "official" home of Chinese Muslims.

When the residents of Xinjiang get overly-confident and venture into other provinces to bomb buses, steal, murder, or create  general unrest and violence....the Chinese Government simply instructs the military to line up the suspects and their families....and shoot them. That solves the problem for a few years until----the Muslim Brotherhood pays more recruits to stir-up trouble and the process begins all-over again.

For decades… the Chinese Government considered constructing a wall around Xinjiang to imprison every Muslim inside.  The Chinese Government doesn’t believe in public- complaining, threats, demonstrations, or allowing problems to fester. Traditionally, when faced with a problem, Chinese Leadership acts quickly...with a show of force and finality.

After living in China for ten years and watching their reaction to Muslims growing agitation...the Chinese Government has clearly moved far-beyond the idea of spending money or time on a wall to contain those in Xinjiang province.

I won't be surprised when..one of these days... Chinese Leaders will tire of the Muslim Drama, quietly say “enough”and shoot-to-kill every Muslim in China.

Chinese Leaders don’t get mad----they get even.