CNN’s report on Uygur refugees and life inside Xinjiang education centres featured campaigner Mihrigul Tursun, whose accounts angered China’s foreign ministry. Photo: CNN

China and CNN in row over Uygur campaigner’s account of deaths of nine people in Xinjiang camp

  • Foreign ministry says broadcaster’s coverage was ‘a deliberate lie’
  • CNN said it submitted several requests for comment on its story
Topic |   Xinjiang

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CNN’s report on Uygur refugees and life inside Xinjiang education centres featured campaigner Mihrigul Tursun, whose accounts angered China’s foreign ministry. Photo: CNN
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.