Richmond federal candidate defends China's re-education camps

 By: Maria Rantanen
2019-12-17

A Richmond man who ran in the recent federal election as an independent is defending the Chinese government’s treatment of Uighurs, a Muslim minority in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang.

In response to a story on CTV, Zhang Zhe tweeted out on Sunday that the reporter had “missed the most important point” and that “attendees (at a forum on human rights organized by China) believed the Vocational Education and Training Centers are much better than terrorist attack, bloody war and millions of refugees.”

The Chinese government has put about a million Uighurs into “re-education” camps - which they call “Vocational Education and Training Centres."

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