Despite the mistreatment of Uighur Muslims and alleged forced-labor abuses, Chinese President Xi Jinping has claimed that the level of happiness among all ethnic groups in the western region of Xinjiang is on the rise.
“The sense of gain, happiness, and security among the people of all ethnic groups (in Xinjiang) has continued to increase,” Xi told a ruling Communist Party conference on Xinjiang held on Friday and Saturday,
China plans to keep teaching its residents a “correct” outlook on China, the news agency quoted him saying on Saturday.
He further said that it was necessary to ‘educate Xinjiang’s population’ and guide “all ethnic groups on establishing a correct perspective on the country, history and nationality”.
“Practice has shown that the party’s strategy for governing Xinjiang in the new era is completely correct” and it should be a…