Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang, where Uygur culture in particularly strong. Photo: Handout
Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang, where Uygur culture in particularly strong. Photo: Handout

China punishes Xinjiang official for refusing to smoke near Muslim elders

Party chief of village, an ethnic Uygur, demoted for not having a “resolute political stance”

Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang, where Uygur culture in particularly strong. Photo: Handout
Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang, where Uygur culture in particularly strong. Photo: Handout
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