With Uighur unrest, China shifts media relations strategy—with limited success

“China has a new media management strategy: savvy PR!” Wrote Hamilton Nolan for Gawker . It’s true! In response to the Uighur peoples’ riots in Western China, the government has—instead of blocking the press from the region—invited them to visit Uighur neighborhoods, according to The New York Times . But, as Nolan added, “The Uighurs have a counter-strategy: breaking sh**.” In front of Western journalists, Uighurs smashed the windshields of police cars, which pro…

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