Beijing’s propaganda campaign, including 11 media briefings, has repeatedly included efforts to discredit overseas Uighurs who speak to media.
Uyghur People articles on Democracy Chronicles
The Uyghur people are a largely Muslim ethnic group that is native to Central Asia. The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China's west is under tight control of the central government. Also see our articles on China and Tibetan People.
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