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Lethal attack on right to speak mother language
BayBak, Azerbaijan | 1578 days ago | Tuesday, 27th January , 2009 , 01:07 [am] | Azerbaijan
|.|| In fact, So called bilingual education in East Turkistan is monolingual Chinese language education that target Uyghur kids to speak Chinese language as a mother language and eradicate Uyghur language.
2.1 bln Yuan of total investment will be used in building pre-school kindergartens and the left will be used for teacher cultivation. Since
According to Chinese state media, Chinese government will invest 3.8 bln Chinese Yuan in the construction of pre-school so called kindergartens in East Turkistan, planning to intensify the development of pre-school Chinese language education.
In fact, So called bilingual education in East Turkistan is monolingual Chinese language education that target Uyghur kids to speak Chinese language as a mother language and eradicate Uyghur language.
2.1 bln Yuan of total investment will be used in building pre-school kindergartens and the left will be used for teacher cultivation. Since second season of 2008, Chinese government has already spent 200 mln Yuan in building 214 bilingual kindergartens in 3 prefectures of south East Turkistan.. In 2008, the junior Xinjiang classes that opened in Chinese cities maintained an enrollment scale of 5,000 students, and total 15,000 studentâ€™s junior school age Uyghur children were remote from their family transferred to inland Chinese schools.
The senior Xinjiang classes in inland provinces also completed the enrollment plan of 5,412 students in 2008, with 17,500 students at school that transferred from their home to far away inland Chinese cities. Although Uyghur kids and families of these kids strongly against to remove Uyghur kids from their home and cultural environment and sending to the totally strange environment, Chinese government cash bonus policy attracted poor Ugyhur families, serious economic deprivation created by Chinese government forced many families to compromise with Government plan. According to Chinese state statistics, The Uyghur students from families of farmers and herdsmen in East Turkistan take higher proportion against that of 2007, increased from 68% to 90%.
Acceleration of compulsory Chinese language schools for Uyghur Children eliminated the rights of speak of own mother language.
Uyghurs concerning that banning Uyghur language schools and intensifying monolingual Chinese education is lethal attack on Uyghur culture. According to ETIC sources, Although Uyghur intellectuals in East Turkistan collect signature about this issue submit to the government, The Chinese government not only rejected the request but also criticized and pressured the people who signed the petition. â€œChinese state media did not cover the issue, but government zipped everyoneâ€™s mouth secretly and quickly. The parents of the Uyghur kids have no other choice, they worrying that their children may never be able to find the job in the future if their mother language is not Chinese,â€ the local Uyghurs said.uygur, Voice of a Nation