China recalibrates anti-terror campaign in Xinjiang

While reeducation camps are being disbanded, other measures are likely to continue. How can the international community constructively engage with China on human rights issues concerning Uighurs?

Police officers patrolling the square in front of Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, an oasis city in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, in May 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
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The signs are that China is relaxing its harsh campaign of detention and re-education of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.

In December 2019, the government of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region announced that all participants of its "vocational training centres" had graduated and future training would take place on a voluntary basis.

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