China says its policies in Xinjiang – allegedly including mass internment of Muslim ethnic minorities in camps – are to prevent extremism. Photo: AFP
China says its policies in Xinjiang – allegedly including mass internment of Muslim ethnic minorities in camps – are to prevent extremism. Photo: AFP

Communist Party’s picks to join Xinjiang leadership point to focus on security

  • ‘Rising star’ trained in information management and Uygur with experience of community-level surveillance are among appointees
  • Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has prompted Beijing to place even more onus on guarding against potential terror threats

Topic |   China’s Communist Party
China says its policies in Xinjiang – allegedly including mass internment of Muslim ethnic minorities in camps – are to prevent extremism. Photo: AFP
China says its policies in Xinjiang – allegedly including mass internment of Muslim ethnic minorities in camps – are to prevent extremism. Photo: AFP
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