A policeman gestures in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photo: AFP A policeman gestures in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photo: AFP
A policeman gestures in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photo: AFP

Xinjiang’s police hiring binge comes from party boss’s Tibet playbook

Uygur heartland has advertised more than 84,000 security-related positions since September 2016, nearly 50 per cent more than it did in the past 10 years

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A policeman gestures in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photo: AFP A policeman gestures in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photo: AFP
A policeman gestures in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photo: AFP
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