Yang Haipeng wears a doppa to support ethnic Uygurs. Photo: Weibo screenshot

One Chinese journalist's gesture of solidarity with Uygurs draws support amid ethnic tensions

By this week, Yang has passed through security checks at train stations and airports in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen wearing a ‘doppa’

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Yang Haipeng wears a doppa to support ethnic Uygurs. Photo: Weibo screenshot
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Amy Li

Amy Li

Amy Li began her journalism career as a crime news reporter in Queens, New York, in 2004. She joined Reuters in Beijing in 2008 as a multimedia editor. Amy taught journalism at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu before joining SCMP in Hong Kong in 2012. She is now an online news editor for SCMP.com. Amy can be reached at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @AmyLiSCMP