In an address to the UN Human Rights Council, the vice-governor of China’s Xinjiang region has responded to international criticism of the treatment of Uygur and other minorities. Photo: AFP

Xinjiang camps defended at UN human rights forum

  • Vice-governor Erkin Tuniyaz responds to international criticism of internment centres
  • Terrorism and religious extremism in region now ‘effectively contained’, UN told
Topic |   Human rights in China

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In an address to the UN Human Rights Council, the vice-governor of China’s Xinjiang region has responded to international criticism of the treatment of Uygur and other minorities. Photo: AFP
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The Chinese flag flies over a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP

Why Indonesia’s muted response to China’s Xinjiang Uyghur internment camps is in stark contrast to anger over Rohingya crisis

  • A new report by the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict says some Indonesians and Islamic groups see the reports of religious persecution as Western propaganda aimed at denigrating China
  • The government of President Joko Widodo is also worried that taking a more vocal stance would embolden the country’s influential Islamic right
Topic |   Xinjiang

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The Chinese flag flies over a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
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