Death Sentences For Chinese Rioter's

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6 people were sentenced to death today and 1 sentenced for life in China for clashes between the ethnic group Uighurs and members of China's dominant Han group,The clashes have been the worst seen in china for decades with nearly 2000 dead.

Riot's were reportedly sparked by an earlier fight in Guangdong province at a toy factory that left two Uighurs dead and 14 others seriously injured,On Saturday a Chinese court sentenced Xiao Jianhua to death and Xu Quqi to life  for there role in the brawl.

This sparked protest in the Uigher community and erupted into violence on july5 leaving 197 dead and 1700 injured,Tensions have risen between mainly muslim Uighurs and Han,Many Uighurs want more rights for there culture and religion than is allowed by China's strict centrist rule.

For centuries China stood as a leading civilization outpacing the world in arts and science,But in the 19Th and early 20Th centuries the country was beset by civil unrest,Under the communist leader Mao Zedong established an autocratic socialist system ensuring China's sovereignty imposed strict control over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of million people,Although since 2000 living standards have improved,And room for personal choice has expanded China's political control remains tight.

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