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  • i find that minister mentor's encouragement of more chinese immigrants have caused more havoc in the country. Lots of them are coming over, but how are they benefitting us? When i observe them, most of them are just wasting our country's resources. Even though some of them are talented, do anyone think they will stay when singapore is in trouble. So what if they have gotten PRs and serve the nation. It is still the same. The knowledge they have learnt here will be used in their own country. Do anyone thinks they will imply those knowledge and contribute back to singapore? In my opinion, day dream.

    Singapore looks after each foreign workers' welfare. Ministry of Manpower will hand out tough penalties to people who mistreat workers. Employers who employ foreign workers, have to follow strict rules and criterias.

    Chinese do not view malays and indians as likely perpetrator of crimes. It's down to each individual's perspective and views.

    Chinese don't critise minorities, Afterall we are living in a muti-racial country. We are taught to understand and accept one another.

    Comparison of wealth between different races should be looked from another point of view. There lots of factors that determine the amount each individual earn. Earnings are quite average between the middle class.

    Singapore have quite of a good mix of different races in politics. Interest in politics are down to each individual.

    Singaporeans do have good understanding and acceptanecs between one another regardless race or religion. Therefore i doubt the exact figures and explanation for it.
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  • - Rich in minerals, major producer of oil and gas
  • Catalyst
  • 1st pt = Groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement with Al-Qaeda links2nd pt = Growing prosperity of Han Chinese alienating poorer Uyghurs, chinese population in generalGovt policy actually favor minority -> education5th pt : Leads to losing out in economic and political standingsExiled Uyghur Political / Activist leadersBranding majority of civil unrest or discontent with terrorism labelEmployment discriminationThus EducationTerrorists aren’t helping the situation
  • Older gen. -> Influence younger gen.Employment - Even though there’re Uyghurs good in chinese, they don’t want
  • 1st point – Cont from last slide, older generation don’t like the Uyghurs as they think they’re violent people Uyghur feel several Chinese government policies of uplifting poverty among Uyghurs were actually designed to create more poverty andto force Uyghurs to be culturally assimilated and abandon their own land.
  • Significant Han Chinese settle inXinjiang 6% in 1949 ,40% now. 75% han in U now 12% is uTensions between Uyghurs and Han have existed in the area for several decadesUyghur have extra marks can have more babys.Hope development in economy can help solve radial problemReceive intelligence yet to make a move.
  • As shown in previous slide, majority Han and Han only employ their own race.Banning of the 2000 year old Uyghur languageThe September 11 terrorist attacks provided a perfect opportunity for China to step up pressure on Uyghurs and the Uyghur national identity. Notes:Chinese efforts in this regard include branding every incidence of civil unrest or discontent with the terrorism label; increased religious persecution; harsh political suppression; sharp ethnic discrimination in employment, education and social participation; banning the more than 2000 year old Uyghur language from schools and forcefully imposing Chinese education starting from the kindergarten level; implementing the same Chinese law differently for Uyghurs; forcing Uyghur families to send their children to mainland China for employment arrangements while bringing millions of Han Chinese to the Uyghur region to fill employment vacancies; and generally coercing Uyghurs to become like the Chinese by sacrificing their unique identity.
  • Define of terrorist attack surprise attack involving the deliberate use of violence against civilians in the hope of attaining political or religious aims // wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn 


  • 1. WISP Assignment 2: CHINA
    Group Member:
    Liu Yigong
    Lam Ming Jun
    Yuan Shenghai
    Tio Wee Leong
  • 2. Before viewing our presentation
    watch the following video for an overview of the situation:
    Conflict scenes take place in Urumqi city, Xin Jiang. Parental Guidance is advised.
    M18 – Blood and Violent Scenes
  • 3. What was not right
    With Urumqi in 2009?
  • 4. Where is Urumqi?!
  • 5. Review of History
    Time: 5 July 2009
    Incident: Peaceful protests turning into riots
    People Involved:
    - Han Chinese
    - Uyghur
    - Police
  • 6. Urumqi July Riot 2009
    Official Figures:
    197 people died
    1,721 others injured
    627 vehicles destroyed
    633 constructors damaged
  • 7. What caused the Riots?
    Time: 25–26 June, Overnight
    Location: Shaoguan, Guangdong
    Venue:  Xuri Toy Factory
    • Ethnic brawl between Han and Uyghur due to rape rumors, 2 Uyghurs killed
    - Han Chinese not arrested
    • Dissatisfied with the government's response
  • Urumqi’s History
    Pre-existing hate and fear due to:
    - Large Economic Gap
    • Terrorists
    • 8. Miscommunication & Mistrust
    • 9. Unequal Education & Employment Opportunities
    • 10. Leads to…
    • 11. Stereotyping on both sides
    • 12. Vicious cycle of hate and violence
    Tensions already at boiling point
  • 13. Discrimination
    Misperceptions from both sides
    Older generation’s prejudice
    Uyghur are portrayed as barbarians by Han Chinese
    Hans are portrayed as heretic (against their Muslim religion) by Uyghurs
    Han Employers bias preference for own race
    PRC officially give Uyghurs 20 marks advantage in university entrance exam to make up for the above short-coming, which is not working
  • 14. History
    Centuries long prejudice and tensions
    Ghulja Incident -> Harsh army crackdown
    Recent tensions
    PRC argues terrorist influence on Uyghur population to justify it’s policies
    Uyghurs feel this is an excuse to deny their human rights
    PRC’s long term economic aim
    Western Development Program
    Neglecting short term issues expecting poverty to diminish overtime and Uyghurs to accept a Chinese identity
  • 15. Statistic of Races
    Significant Han Chinese
    Assimilation of Uyghur’s Culture into Han’s started in the mid-20th century
    Note Riots take place in Urumqi, the capital of Xin Jiang
  • 16. Consequences
    Feel they are gradually “squeezed” out in terms of…
    And Religion
  • 17. What has government done after riot?
    Media Control
    Online social networking website shut down
    Conceal Details
    Rescue casualties
    The Blame game- Accuse World Uyghur Congress and RebiyaKadeeras the instigators
  • 18. Conclusion on riot
    China government fails to- maintain the peace among racial - media control and repression
    Rebiya Kadeer and World Uyghur Congress “typically” blamed
    This can be categorized as a “terrorist attack”
  • 19. Present situation in SG
    Relatively Peaceful – Racially
    Instances of Racial (Minority) Discrimination
    LKW’s Emphasis on Impact of Chinese Immigrants
    Gopolan’s View of Racial Inequality in Official Policies
    Malay’s Response to Foreigner during a Singapore Short Film Screening Event
  • 20. Present Discriminations
    Against Foreign Workers
    Crammed Living Quarters
    Deportation Policy for Pregnant Maids
  • 21. Present Discriminations
    Malays & Indians to Chinese
    Viewed by older generations of Chinese as the likely perpetrator of crimes
    Akin to how Han Chinese treat the Uyghurs
  • 22. Society of SG ‘09
    Technology & Western culture’s dominance amongst Youths
    How does it affect?
    Common ground established
    Higher awareness and access to phenomenal loads of info
    Unique generation with unprecedented level of information awareness
    Empowered to make better decisions
  • 23. Similarities
    75% Chinese in both
    Discrimination against minority
    Difference in extent
    Extremist Activities
  • 24. Similarities
    Education Policies benefiting specific groups
    Excess control by Govt.
    Races prefer to stick with their own
    Evident in educational institutes.
  • 25. Similarities
    Separatist activities
    Attacks on govt. infrastructure
    Chinese here are richer than other ethnic groups
    In-proportionate political representation
  • 26. Differences
  • 27. Differences
  • 28. Differences
  • 29. Differences
  • 30. Combined Effect
    All But One Ingredients for Racial Incident “Bomb” in Place
    Minority (All Others, 25.8%, 2009)
    Feelings of inequality, grudge against the majority
    Majority (Chinese, 74.2%, 2009)
    Unable to Accept Differences with Other Races
    Only Missing Component is a Detonator
    A Single Instance of Public Racial Discrimination
  • 31. SG 2061 : THE FUTURE
    Chinese becomes main language in Sg
    Minorities disadvantaged
    Selective employment
    1 Rumor
    Coalition of minorities, including foreigners possibly
    Possible similar conflicts leading to Urumqi
  • 32. What Can be Done?
    Central Principle
    The price we are willing to pay for
    National Security
    Societal Security
    Sacrifice of Freedom
  • 33. Education of Both Current & Next Generation
    Increase Exposure to the World at Large
    Strong Enforcement of Policies
    Heavy Penalties for Discrimination
    Secret Intelligence Agency
    Proposed “Vaccine” for the Situation
  • 34. Possible Challenges / Problems
    Established Mindset of the Public
    Fundamental Cultural Differences
    Perpetration of Foreign Mal Intentions
    Detrimental Effect on Progress
    Present Feelings of Inequality
    THE END!
  • 36. Q & A
  • 37. References
    The Singapore Solution, http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/01/singapore/jacobson-text/3
    Movie Screening Event, http://www.lioncitydiy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2022&start=0
    Gopolan Singapore Dissident, http://singaporedissident.blogspot.com/2009/12/singapore-stop-state-sanctioned-racial.html
  • 38. References
  • 39. References