Children latest casualty of China's Uyghur crackdown

A Kindergarten in Hotan, where children that whos parents taken to re-education camp  are staying

Michael Sainsbury 
September 28, 2018

The news that children of China's Muslim Uyghur minority in Xinjiang province are being placed into orphanages despite their parents still being alive suggests the state's crackdown is worsening in this resource-rich region.

Beijing's nine-year "strike hard" campaign against Uyghur culture has seen a clampdown on regular Muslim practices including bans on men growing beards, women wearing Muslim clothing, daylight fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, and minors worshipping in mosques.

The campaign has escalated in the wake of Chen Quanguo being transferred from Tibet to serve as Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) at the instruction of President Xi Jinping.

Chen has replicated a number of repressive policies he instituted in Tibet including deploying tens of thousands of government and party officials across the region.

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