Xinjiang is a western province in China and has been a critical place on the Silk Road for 2000 years. It’s a very diverse place that has many different ethnic groups. There are about 10 million Uyghur (Uighur) Muslims here. Most of them are peaceful, although there is a tiny fraction that embraces separatism and terrorism. About 10,000 Uyghur terrorists went to Syria to fight Assad.
The Chinese government is reasonably paranoid about these extremists, since they could disrupt China’s Belt and Road Initiative (the new Silk Road). All the freight trains from China to Europe go through Xinjiang. The West knows that Xinjiang is an Achilles Heel for China, so expect a lot of crocodile tears from globalists for the Muslims in Xinjiang.
The Chinese government does extensive surveillance in the Xinjiang province and people do get arrested and allegedly sent to “retraining camps” if they’re involved in separatist/terrorist activities. However, the numbers are obviously exaggerated by the media. There are plenty of mosques and people can freely practice Islam as the pictures below show.
The slideshow on life in Xinjiang: these are the happy, beautiful photos that the MSM won’t show you.