Inside Xinjiang – The cultural erasure of the Uyghurs

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Inside Xinjiang – The cultural erasure of the Uyghurs” – below is their description.

    EXCLUSIVE – The Xinjiang region is a landlocked, sandy corner in northwest China where for centuries a history and culture has flourished among people living on the edge of the vast Taklamakan Desert.

    But Chinese authorities have locked up more than a million people in fortified detention centres in the area.

    The Telegraph criss-crossed Xinjiang over nine days to investigate China’s crackdown on the Uyghurs.

    In this video series, we examine what’s happening now on the ground in Xinjiang.

    Part 1 focuses on the culture erasure of the Uyghurs: how Beijing has begun erasing the rich cultural and religious heritage in Xinjiang to force the group to become more ‘Chinese’.

    Read more here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/06/11/hilton-hotel-built-xinjiang-china-bulldozes-mosque/

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