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10/5/2014 From Tibet to Taiwan, China’s Outer Regions Watch Hong Kong Protests Intently - NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/ZLrU7A ASIA PACIFIC | N YT NOW From Tibet to Taiwan, China’s Outer Regions Watch Hong Kong Protests Intently By ANDREW JACOBS OCT. 5, 2014 BEIJING — As hundreds of protesters continue to occupy the streets of Hong Kong, challenging China’s Communist Party leaders with calls for greater democracy, much of the world anxiously awaits signs of how Beijing will react to their demands. But the anticipation is perhaps most keenly felt along the periphery of China’s far-flung territory, both inside the country and beyond, where the Chinese government’s authoritarian ways have been most apparent. Among Tibetans and Uighurs, beleaguered ethnic minorities in China’s far west, there is hope that the protests will draw international scrutiny to what they say are Beijing’s broken promises for greater autonomy. The central government’s refusal to even talk with pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong, exiled activists add, also highlights a longstanding complaint among many ethnic minority groups in China: the party’s reliance on force over dialogue when dealing with politically delicate matters. “We’ve seen this movie before, but when people stand up to the Chinese government in places like Lhasa or Urumqi and meet brutal resistance, there is no foreign media to show the world what’s happening,” said Nury Turkel, a Uighur-American lawyer and activist, referring to the regional capitals of Tibet and Xinjiang. “The difference here is what’s http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/world/from-tibet-to-taiwan-chinas-outer-regions-watch-hong-kong-protests-intently.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepag… 1/5 10/5/2014 From Tibet to Taiwan, China’s Outer Regions Watch Hong Kong Protests Intently - NYTimes.com happening in Hong Kong is taking

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