China’s Minorities Should Get Self Determination

 A spokesman representing the Uighur ethnic group of western China’s Xinjiang Province called for Beijing to allow more independent governance for the country’s minority groups.  

China should grant its minority peoples the right to self determination at its annual meeting of parliament and also rename the far western region of as East Turkistan, an exiled group said on Tuesday. 

“Self determination for ethnic groups is inextricably linked to human rights, and is the most democratic way to solve ethnic problems,” said Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the exiled World Uighur Congress, in an emailed statement.  

See Reuters story.

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