How are the Uyghurs in China faring?


Since COVID restrictions were loosened, Western journalists have visited Xinjiang, China’s biggest region in the nation’s northwest. The province is home to the native Uyghurs, a population of over 12 million predominantly Muslim individuals. They have been a part of the neighborhood for many centuries.

China has been charged of conducting genocide against Uyghurs in the area, according to human rights organizations, the UK, and the US governments. Additionally, the UN said in 2018 that it thought China had imprisoned around one million members of the minority population in camps without their choice.

Leah Boleto interviews Sky’s Asia reporter Helen-Ann Smith, who recently visited several of these camps, as well as Tom Cheshire, who formerly covered the area for Sky for over five years and is now our data and forensics correspondent.

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