Uygur men stand outside the Id Kah Mosque after Friday prayers in Kashgar in July 2014. Photo: EPA Uygur men stand outside the Id Kah Mosque after Friday prayers in Kashgar in July 2014. Photo: EPA
Uygur men stand outside the Id Kah Mosque after Friday prayers in Kashgar in July 2014. Photo: EPA

Why the Communist Party has created a new bureau for Xinjiang

Setting up office under United Front Work department signals this shift in decision making power away from government to the Communist Party

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Uygur men stand outside the Id Kah Mosque after Friday prayers in Kashgar in July 2014. Photo: EPA Uygur men stand outside the Id Kah Mosque after Friday prayers in Kashgar in July 2014. Photo: EPA
Uygur men stand outside the Id Kah Mosque after Friday prayers in Kashgar in July 2014. Photo: EPA
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