China’s Xinjiang region has revised a local law to allow local governments to “educate and transform” people influenced by extremism. Photo: AP

China changes law to recognise 're-education camps' in Xinjiang

Chinese officials had earlier denied existence of arbitrary detention centres and enforced political re-education

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China’s Xinjiang region has revised a local law to allow local governments to “educate and transform” people influenced by extremism. Photo: AP
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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.