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Beijing is now planning to combine all ethnic minorities into singular national identity Uyghur

Beijing is now planning to combine all ethnic minorities into singular national identity

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Jan 2021, 02:46 pm

Beijing: China is believed to be engaging in the practice of combining all the different ethnic minorities in China into a singular national identity and thereby imposing the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ideology on them, media reports said on Friday.

China houses 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities.

However, the CCP allegedly believes they will soon integrate into China's dominant Han Chinese culture.

Under Xi Jinping, the CCP has run out of patience and no longer wishes to wait for all the ethnic minorities in China to naturally assimilate, reports Zee News.

CCP's aggressive cultural assimilation or “ethnic fusion” has been taken to the extremes, primarily in occupied East Turkistan (Xinjiang in China). As per the Wall Street Journal, government records and speeches have laid bare China's plans for Xinjiang and their efforts to suppress and assimilate the Uighur Muslims, who reside there, reported the Indian news channel.

China has also been on the eye of a storm for its alleged inhuman treatment towards Uyghur Muslims.

Xinjiang has now become the home of the largest mass detention of a minority group since World War 2. The native Muslims are kept in inhuman conditions in so-called “vocational training camps” and labour camps in order to superimpose CCP’s ideology over their faith, reports Zee News.

Another aspect of the Chinese government's attempts to assimilate minority groups is their reliance on the security infrastructure. The CCP utilizes this high-tech security infrastructure to police and surveils the minority population. The strategy of deploying large-scale surveillance to monitor the minority population is currently used with great effect in Xinjiang, the Indian news channel said in its report.

China's aggressive actions have also allowed countries to realise the Chinese desire to gain dominance, irrespective of the methods.

In such a charged international climate, the CCP’s continued prosecution and mistreatment of Uighurs, Mongols, Tibetans, and other ethnic minorities have come under the scanner. These ethnic minorities have also been able to garner international support for their struggle against the Chinese government in the search for autonomy, the news channel reported.