Matchmaking app offers Uyghur brides for Han Chinese men

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November 14, 2023 | Radio Free Asia | By Gulchehra Hoja for RFA Uyghur

Uyghur-Han intermarriage has been increasing since 2018 due to state promotion of intermarriage, including some cases of forced marriage, according to a November 2022 report by the Washington-based Uyghur Human Rights Project.

Beijing is carrying out a campaign of forcefully assimilating Uyghurs into Han Chinese society by means of mixed marriages, says the report, titled “Forced Marriage of Uyghur Women: State Policies for Interethnic Marriages in East Turkestan,” which is what Uyghurs call their homeland. 

“Government policies incentivizing and coercing intermarriage and other gender based-abuse only further the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity being committed in East Turkestan,” the report says.

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