China’s Xi rarely visited Xinjiang

Chinese President Xi Jinping this week rarely appeared in the troubled region of Xinjiang, his first visit there in over eight years and his second trip in two weeks with the aim of demonstrating national unity after touring Hong Kong as he seeks to extend his rule.

Early Friday, state media brought about 1½ minute of China Central Television footage showing Mr. Xi at government offices, a museum, classrooms and a trading zone in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi. Sir. Xi was greeted by musicians and dancers in dress traditionally worn by members of the predominantly Muslim Uighur minority, an ethnic group targeted by what the United States and other Western governments say is a comprehensive forced assimilation program.

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