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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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.