A policeman stands guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid ul-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China. Beijing says the heavy police presence is needed to prevent the spread of Islamic extremism, but analysts warn that Xinjiang is becoming an open-air prison. Photo: AFP
Owen Churchill
Opinion

Opinion

Owen Churchill

Don’t expect Donald Trump to step up and get tough on human rights abuses in Xinjiang any time soon

Owen Churchill says the Trump administration has a dismal track record on humanitarian issues, but US lawmakers have been making the right noises about the detention of Muslims in Xinjiang. Trump should listen to them and act

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A policeman stands guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid ul-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China. Beijing says the heavy police presence is needed to prevent the spread of Islamic extremism, but analysts warn that Xinjiang is becoming an open-air prison. Photo: AFP
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