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East Turkestan, the Forgotten Country

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Giro, Sep 9, 2009.

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    Giro JF-Expert Member

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    The image of itself China gives to the outside world is very different from what actually goes on inside the country. Skyscrapers, modern roads and luxurious workplaces are not enough to cover up the fact that some 100 million people are forced to work in inhuman conditions in the labor camps, scavenge in refuse heaps because they do not have enough to eat, or spend hours queuing for work.

    what goes on inside China?:

    http://www.eastturkestan.net/index.html
     
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    Choveki JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu hiyo kona ya Dunia ina mafuta? Kama hawana mafuta wao walie tu:confused:
     
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    Giro JF-Expert Member

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    Chinese captivity for the last two centuries is known as East Turkestan. The geographical and strategic importance of Turkestan is obvious from the great interest shown in the area by Russia and China, the two regional superpowers. Russia and China have both played very important roles in Turkestan history, which is why it is divided into two parts today.

    Behind those two countries' refusal to give the region up, no matter what cost, is its strategic position and its rich underground resources. For Russia, the Turkish states in the west, and for China, East Turkestan, are important reserves of raw materials
     
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    Giro JF-Expert Member

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    East Turkestan possesses considerable natural resources, and the land is very productive.East Turkestan, known as the Kuwait of the twenty-first century, is of particular interest for its oil, natural gas, uranium, coal, gold and silver mines, and is one of China's most important sources of these
    resources.

    The Tarim Basin in the middle of East Turkestan in particular is thought to have considerable petrol reserves. That basin is therefore known as the "Sea of Hope," and is estimated to have potential oil reserves of more than 10.7 billion tons.Research carried out by geologists has revealed a 300-million tons of oil and a 220-billioncubic-meters of natural gas capacity

    China's dependence on East Turkestan for energy is not restricted
    to the oil beds in the Tarim Basin. East Turkestan will also be the natural
    route for any pipeline from the Central Asian Turkish states, which will
    in turn be of vital importance to Chinese industry. The best way for
    China to insure its transportation system is effective and secure is to
    keep East Turkestan under its control.

    The region's rich natural gas, coal, and copper deposits also make it indispensable for the Chinese economy. Of the 148 different minerals extracted in all of Red China, 118 come from East Turkestan (this is 85 percent of China's mineral production). Among these, coal, with its high quality and energy content, is especially important. The coal reserves
    in East Turkestan are estimated at some 2 trillion tons, half of China's total coal reserves. One study at the end of 2000 revealed that China's richest copper mines were in East Turkestan.
     
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