While Muslim communities are in lockdown, the Han population is voting with its feet and leaving the region, sources say. Illustration: Brian Wang

Wanted: Chinese cadres to hold Beijing’s line in Xinjiang as Han Chinese head for the exits

  • Beijing’s officials are leaving the troubled region where – by some estimates – up to a million Uygurs have been held in detention centres
  • While Muslim communities are in lockdown, people of Han Chinese ethnicity are voting with their feet and leaving the region, sources say
Topic |   Xinjiang

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While Muslim communities are in lockdown, the Han population is voting with its feet and leaving the region, sources say. Illustration: Brian Wang
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In China, ethnic minority affairs have been at the centre of heated and controversial debates. Photo: Tessa Chan

From Xinjiang to Ningxia, China’s ethnic groups face end to affirmative action in education, taxes, policing

  • Preferential policies – seen by Han Chinese as giving ethnic minorities unfair benefits – are changing
  • Police crackdown on those who abuse the law may also be on the way, as campaigns stressing national identity are expanded
Topic |   China’s Communist Party

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In China, ethnic minority affairs have been at the centre of heated and controversial debates. Photo: Tessa Chan
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