Uighur Repression Continues in Western China; SkyDay Project Targets Artists, Scientists and Students To Address Climate Change

A Uyghur girl is stopped by a line of riot police officers as she watches the parade of paramilitary police officers in Urumqi, western China’s Xinjiang province, Thursday, July 9, 2009. Security forces kept a firm grip on the tense Xinjiang capital Thursday after days of ethnic violence that killed over 150 people, and alarmed Chinese leaders who vowed to deal firmly with those behind the attacks.
A Uyghur girl is stopped by a line of riot police officers as she watches the parade of paramilitary police officers in Urumqi, western China's Xinjiang province, Thursday, July 9, 2009. Security forces kept a firm grip on the tense Xinjiang capital Thursday after days of ethnic violence that killed over 150 people, and alarmed Chinese leaders who vowed to deal firmly with those behind the attacks. Eugene Hoshiko / AP Photo
A Uyghur girl is stopped by a line of riot police officers as she watches the parade of paramilitary police officers in Urumqi, western China’s Xinjiang province, Thursday, July 9, 2009. Security forces kept a firm grip on the tense Xinjiang capital Thursday after days of ethnic violence that killed over 150 people, and alarmed Chinese leaders who vowed to deal firmly with those behind the attacks.
A Uyghur girl is stopped by a line of riot police officers as she watches the parade of paramilitary police officers in Urumqi, western China's Xinjiang province, Thursday, July 9, 2009. Security forces kept a firm grip on the tense Xinjiang capital Thursday after days of ethnic violence that killed over 150 people, and alarmed Chinese leaders who vowed to deal firmly with those behind the attacks. Eugene Hoshiko / AP Photo

Uighur Repression Continues in Western China; SkyDay Project Targets Artists, Scientists and Students To Address Climate Change

On today’s show:

  • State repression of China’s Uighur minority population continues, despite China’s claims that it closed “re-education” camps that have detained between one and three million Uighurs.
  • A global project aims to unite scientists, artists and students to raise awareness about environmental issues and climate change.