Security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in Xinjiang. Photo: AP

China invites European diplomats to visit Xinjiang as backlash grows over Muslim camps

  • ‘Informal’ offer made as Beijing tries to defend its policies in region where it has been accused of locking up more than a million mainly Uygur detainees
  • Visit would be first by Western observers, but human rights campaigners sound note of caution about whether they will be given the access they want
Topic |   Xinjiang

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Security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in Xinjiang. Photo: AP
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Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu joined the Post in 2017 as US correspondent covering US-China relations on diplomacy, security and trade. After six years' working overseas in Brussels and Washington DC, he is now based in Hong Kong and writes about China foreign policy. He has master's in international journalism.

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.