Police patrol the streets as Muslims leave the Id Kah Mosque after the morning prayers in Kashgar, in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in July 2017. Photo: AFP

A police state in Xinjiang in which moderate voices are silenced is not what China needs to achieve stability

Roseann Rife says the region has became a testing ground for China’s most oppressive security policies but vilifying certain ethnic groups and drowning out moderate viewpoints will not lead to a peaceful nation

Topic |   Human rights in China

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Police patrol the streets as Muslims leave the Id Kah Mosque after the morning prayers in Kashgar, in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in July 2017. Photo: AFP
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