China’s Xi in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region shows that Uighur policies have not changed


Beijing (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region this week, where his government has been widely accused of suppressing primarily Muslim minorities, but signs of retreating previous policies. Was not seen. Under severe criticism From the United States and many European countries.

According to the Xinhua News Agency, Mr. Nishi emphasized the complete and loyal implementation of the ruling Communist Party’s approach in the region, emphasizing social stability and lasting security as a comprehensive goal.

Under his leadership, the authorities Thorough crackdown About the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the Kazakhstan community following the outburst of violence by deadly separatists. The exact numbers have not been released, but analysts say hundreds of thousands, and perhaps more than a million, have been detained over time.

Critics have thousands Indoctrination camp like a prison As cultural genocide. The United States and other countries have assigned officials responsible for visa bans on exorbitant detention, family separation, and detention of people for study abroad or contact with aliens.

The Xinhua News Agency said that strengthened efforts should be made to support the principle that Chinese Islam must be Chinese for what is called a “visit tour” from Tuesday to Friday.

The needs of religious believers should be secured, but they should be closely united with the Communist Party and the government, official news agencies quoted as he said.

He called for educating and guiding people of all ethnic groups to strengthen their identity with China’s country, culture and Communist Party.

Chinese leaders have called the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region the “core area and hub” of China’s program to build ports, railroads and power plants that connect the economies from Central Asia to Eastern Europe. The United States has blocked some imports of cotton and other commodities from the region because of reports of forced labor.

After the Communist Party came to power in China in 1949, Xi met with the leaders of the Xinjiang Production Construction Corps, which operates its own courts, schools and medical systems under the military system imposed on the region.

Xi “learned about the history of XPCC in the cultivation and conservation of frontier areas,” Xinhua reported.

The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region borders Russia, Afghanistan and unstable Central Asia, and China is trying to get on track through economic incentives and security alliances.