It is not language that is a threat to the diversity of Chinese culture but the Chinese government, human rights abuses in regions such as Xinjiang and Tibet are a direct threat to not only cultural diversity in China but to the rights and lives of millions of Chinese citizens in such regions. There has been a long history of strained relations between the Uighur population of Xinjiang and the majority Han Chinese, and China’s government have responded to outbreaks of terrorism and violence in 2009 in Xinjiang province with a particularly heavy hand. Many mosques have been closed or destroyed, while images of Xi Jinping has been hung in mosques despite this being religiously offensive, some Halal products have been banned, beards and veils have been banned, and the Uighur language has been banned in schools. The communist party have encouraging neighbours to spy on each other, even having communist party members paired with households in order to solidify a spying campaign, and a millions people are currently thought to be in prisons/concentration camps that the Chinese government claim are re-educations centres. Some have described the extent of such actions as a cultural genocide.