Our latest joint briefing from us and the New Diplomacy Project is on the Persecution of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.
In October a study by the academic Adrian Zenz and the Economist found that over 10,000 children in the Xinjiang province were in ‘hardship’ due to one or both parents being detained.
Around 1,000 of them have both parents in detention, and a number of them have been put into state-run orphanages next to schools. The number of children in boarding facilities in Xinjiang grew by over 380,000 between 2017 and 2019, from about 500,000 to 900,000.
The UK Government continues to refuse cross-party calls to sanction Chinese officials responsible for human rights abuses against the Uyghurs and other minorities in China.