Ethnic minority delegates from Guizhou Province outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Ethnic minority delegates from Guizhou Province outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

China puts Han official in charge of ethnic minority affairs as Beijing steps up push for integration

  • The appointment is the latest shift away from the long-standing policy of giving minority groups autonomy
  • New head of National Ethnic Affairs Commission Chen Xiaojiang comes from Communist Party’s disciplinary watchdog

Ethnic minority delegates from Guizhou Province outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Ethnic minority delegates from Guizhou Province outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Corrected [11:39am, 20 Dec, 2020]

  • [11:39am, 20 Dec, 2020]

    Corrects caption for Ulanhu

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