China Clamps Down

Under President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader in decades, the ruling Communist Party is asserting itself as the main arbiter of what Chinese people see, hear and say _ and even how they should pray. A team of AP journalists explores what Xi’s ambitious vision means for religious liberty, privacy and minorities.
The Associated Press spoke to Uighur families who fled China to avoid detention. They describe the sharp absence of the children they left behind — children who they believe are now in the hands of the very government tearing their families apart. (AP Video/Dake Kang)
Tens of thousands of families have been swept up in China’s internment of more than one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Now there's evidence that Chinese authorities are placing the children of detainees and exiles into orphanages. (Sept. 20)
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