US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Beijing is “in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations”. Photo: AP

US calls China one of the worst regimes for human rights in 2018 due to ‘abuse and torture of Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang’

  • The State Department’s annual human rights report cites China’s systematic internment of its minorities
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Beijing is ‘in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations’
Topic |   Xinjiang

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Beijing is “in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations”. Photo: AP
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Xinjiang party boss Chen Quanguo (left) and the region’s chairman Shohrat Zakir attend a panel discussion in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

China says it may eventually phase out ‘vocational training centres’ in Xinjiang where 1 million Uygur Muslims are reportedly held for ‘re-education’

  • Region’s chairman Shohrat Zakir says ‘if one day the society no longer needs them, then these training centres will gradually disappear’
  • Camps in far western region where more than 1 million Muslims are said to be held for political re-education have drawn international condemnation
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Xinjiang party boss Chen Quanguo (left) and the region’s chairman Shohrat Zakir attend a panel discussion in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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