ALMATY, Kazakhstan | China allowing 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to leave Xinjiang region

9Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

ALMATY, Kazakhstan —January 08, 2019— China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign that Beijing may be starting to feel a mounting backlash against its sweeping crackdown on Muslims in the far west region of Xinjiang.

The detention of Uighur, Kazakh and other ethnic minorities in internment camps has been a touchy issue in neighboring Kazakhstan, a Central Asian country of 18 million people.

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