Why China is keeping a tight grip on Xinjiang

Karif Wat, Chieu Luu, Janet Sun
September 13, 2018

The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is one of the most tightly controlled areas in China. Human rights activists accuse the Chinese government of carrying out a full scale crackdown on ethnic Uygurs and other Muslim minorities who live in the region, sending up to 1 million to political re-education camps. But authorities say the sweeping security measures are to fight terrorist threats to keep the country safe.