China doubles spending on security-related building in Xinjiang – report

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Beijing is accused of detaining up to one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in troubled western province

Spending on security-related construction doubled in 2017 in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of detaining as many as one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, an academic analysis of government expenditure has found.

Beijing says its “vocational training centres” in Xinjiang teach employment skills and legal knowledge aimed at curbing religious extremism. But a UN human rights panel has said reports show the facilities are indoctrination camps.

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