Masaki Shibutani
Nov 5 · Last update 7 days ago.
What do you think about the problem of re-education policy to the Uighur region of the Chinese government?
Uighur people in China are minorities with religion and race different from common Chinese. Many revolts have occurred in Uyghur due to independence movements and dissatisfaction with the government, and the government was controlling by that time each time. And recently, there is news that many Uighurs are accommodated by re-education policy, it looks like a political ethnic cleansing. On the other hand, although the pros and cons, there is nothing to be condemned only by China that the government enforces security policies and assimilation policies. Among the developed countries, there are countries that respect the multiculturalism while promoting the assimilation policy. Although there may be badness of the method, it can not be evaluated unconditionally. Under such circumstances, how do you feel about re-education policy in China? theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/31/uk-believes-china-has-interned-about-1-million-uighur-muslims washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/10/31/chinese-leaders-tried-before-to-assimilate-the-uighurs-this-time-it-might-work/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.94dc0af93705
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China’s fight against terrorism

According to the Chinese government the Uighur internment camps are measures imposed to address the very significant issue of terrorism in the country. Following a historic failure of the Nationalist Chinese government to assimilate the Uighur population into wide Chinese culture, the Uighur people had a period of relative freedom in the People’s Republic of China. However, following the Tienanmen Square and Kunming terrorist attacks of 2013 and 2014 respectively the PRC government changed their policy, in an attempt to control terrorism in the region and the rest of the country.

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This is part of China’s wider cultural homogenisation campaign

The forced ‘re-education’ of the Uyghur minority, Xinjiang’s predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group, amounts to cultural genocide and the attempted brainwashing of vulnerable people group. Similar policies have been but into force previously by the Chinese government, as can be seen in Tibet where cultural assimilation has lead to the large scale disappearance of elements of Tibetan culture. These muslim detention centres in Xinjiang are however more direct and currently house a estimated 1 million detainees, violating their human rights in the name of national security.

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