Rights Group Urges Tourism Firms to Stop Providing Trips to Xinjiang (Uyghur News Recap: Aug. 25 – Sept. 1, 2023)

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September 2, 2023 | Voice of America | By Kasim Kashgar

Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), a rights group based in Washington, urged western tourism companies to stop offering package holidays that include travel to Xinjiang, where allegations of human rights abuses amounting to genocide have emerged. UHRP released a report emphasizing the danger of such tourism normalizing Chinese government policies aimed at erasing the Uyghur identity. The report highlights seven travel companies with tours to Xinjiang, some of which offer problematic experiences like visits to Uyghur homes, contributing to the erasure of Uyghur culture.

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