Police patrol a night food market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in June 2017. Photo: AFP

China slams US for trying to deprive Beijing of UN forum seat over Uygur detentions in Xinjiang

  • US diplomat says China’s treatment of Uygurs should be factor in deciding on membership to UN forum tasked with protecting indigenous people worldwide
  • Despite US appeal, candidate Zhang Xiaoan was elected to 16-member forum along with four representatives from Burundi, Namibia, Denmark and Russia
Topic |   Xinjiang

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Police patrol a night food market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in June 2017. Photo: AFP
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Nur Bekri was one of the highest ranking Uygur officials in China. Photo: AFP

One of China’s most senior Uygur officials to face trial on corruption charges

  • Nur Bekri is accused of taking bribes and abusing his power and has already been expelled from the Communist Party
Topic |   Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign

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Nur Bekri was one of the highest ranking Uygur officials in China. Photo: AFP
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