UHRP REPORT: Uyghur Language Under Attack: The Myth of “Bilingual” Education in the People’s Republic of China

July 24, 2007

Uyghur language is under attack in East Turkistan1 (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR). In the past decade, and with increasing intensity since 2002, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has pursued assimilationist policies aimed at removing Uyghur as a language of instruction in East Turkistan.

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