Beijing has defended its policies in Xinjiang, saying they are aimed at combating terrorism. Photo: AFP

China says it will ‘normalise’ Xinjiang camps as Beijing continues drive to defend policies in mainly Muslim region

  • Chairman of regional government says facilities – which Beijing insists offer education and training – will be opened up to school leavers and farmers
  • Comments come as Beijing continues defence against claims of human rights abuses in region, where up to a million Muslims are reportedly detained
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Beijing has defended its policies in Xinjiang, saying they are aimed at combating terrorism. Photo: AFP
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Keegan Elmer

Keegan Elmer

Keegan is a reporter at the Post covering China in world affairs, including US-China relations and China's relationship with its neighbours. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Helsinki.