Shohrat Zakir

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Shohrat Zakir, deputy secretary of the Communist Party committee for China’s Xinjiang region,  in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

China has claimed that Uighurs and other minorities believed to be detained in Xinjiang have been freed, repeating claims made previously but offering(...)

Xinjiang party secretary Chen Quanguo (left) gets up to leave as chairman of Xinjiang’s government Shohrat Zakir (right) applauds at the end of a meeting of the Xinjiang delegation at the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 12th. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

Top officials in Xinjiang have hinted that the system of internment centres used to hold a million Muslim minorities may one day be phased out. Resea(...)

Shohrat Zakir, the number two Communist Party official. “Through vocational training, most trainees have been able to reflect on their mistakes and see clearly the essence and harm of terrorism and religious extremism.” Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

A senior Chinese Communist Party official has defended the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in the restive western region of Xinjiang, saying the camp(...)