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China Appoints Political ‘Rising Star’ to Oversee Security in Troubled Xinjiang

China has put Wang Junzheng, a political rising star, in charge of law and order in the Xinjiang province where the Uyghur Muslim minority is located. According to reports by various international media outlets, the Chinese government is structurally persecuting Uyghurs, for example by imprisoning them in “re-education” labor camps.

Analysts consider the appointment of Wang Junzheng, who enjoys the trust of Chinese president Xi Jinping, a sign of how important the crackdown on the Uyghur population is to the government.

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