Xinjiang a ‘shining example’ of China’s human rights progress, says minister


Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called China's treatment of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and Tibet a ‘shining example’ of China’s human rights progress. – EPA pic, February 22, 2021.

CHINA’S treatment of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and Tibet was a “shining example” of the country’s human rights progress, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today as other countries mulled actions over its repression of Uighurs.

Rights groups believe at least one million Uighurs and other mostly-Muslim minorities have been detained in camps in the northwest Xinjiang region, where China is also accused of forcibly sterilising women and imposing a regime of forced labour.


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