torsdag 31. januar 2019

In the Depths of Xinjiang: Ubiquitous Persecution

There is no escape from religious persecution. In the smallest villages, mosques are destroyed, people are forced to break Halal laws, and face re-education. Yuli county is located in central Xinjiang, and is under the administration of the Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture. It has a population of approximately 120,000 people, of which 47.6% are Uyghurs.

In September of 2014, official media outlets of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) widely reported that Xi Jinping had personally written to the local party secretary of Daxi village, which is under the administration of Xingping township in Yuli county, and to all the villagers there: “wishing that each day may be better than the last for all people.” Bitter Winter recently visited Yuli county to find out what life is like for people there now? Is it as Xi Jinping wished for them – with each day having been better than the last?