Xi says ‘happiness’ in Xinjiang has increased
SHANGHAI (CHINA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping said levels of happiness among all ethnic groups in the western region of Xinjiang are on the rise. China plans to keep showing its residents a “correct” outlook on China, Xinhua news agency reported late on Saturday.
China has repeatedly refuted allegations of mistreating Uighurs.
Xi told a ruling Communist Party conference on Xinjiang held on Friday and Saturday, Xinhua said, “The sense of gain, happiness, and security among the people of all ethnic groups (in Xinjiang) has continued to increase.”
Xi said it was important to educate the population of Xinjiang about the understanding of the Chinese nation 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 long-term approach, he added.