Police patrolling a food market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang. Photo: AFP

Malaysian minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa under fire for calling Xinjiang Uygur camp a ‘training institution’ on China visit

  • Chinese authorities have placed an estimated 1 million mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in internment camps
  • Beijing describes them as ‘vocational training centres’ vital in the fight against separatist sentiment and religious extremism
Topic |   Malaysia

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Police patrolling a food market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
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A watchtower on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP

China calls Xinjiang camps training centres, but government’s own documents say otherwise, researcher finds

  • A researcher’s review of government documents finds evidence of coercive internment, police presence and political brainwashing
  • The findings refute China’s claims of ‘vocational education and training centres’ by quoting government reports not intended for international audiences
Topic |   Xinjiang

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A watchtower on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
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