Beijing has claimed in a white paper that it protects all cultures and ethnicities in Xinjiang, despite regional authorities last year banning the wearing of burkas. Photo: AFPBeijing has claimed in a white paper that it protects all cultures and ethnicities in Xinjiang, despite regional authorities last year banning the wearing of burkas. Photo: AFP
Beijing has claimed in a white paper that it protects all cultures and ethnicities in Xinjiang, despite regional authorities last year banning the wearing of burkas. Photo: AFP

Xinjiang Uygurs: China boasts of its protection and support for cultures in white paper

  • Document comes as Beijing faces a backlash from foreign governments for holding up to 1 million Muslims in re-education camps
  • Government says it is committed to protecting citizens’ freedom of religious belief

Topic |   Xinjiang
Beijing has claimed in a white paper that it protects all cultures and ethnicities in Xinjiang, despite regional authorities last year banning the wearing of burkas. Photo: AFPBeijing has claimed in a white paper that it protects all cultures and ethnicities in Xinjiang, despite regional authorities last year banning the wearing of burkas. Photo: AFP
Beijing has claimed in a white paper that it protects all cultures and ethnicities in Xinjiang, despite regional authorities last year banning the wearing of burkas. Photo: AFP
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