Chinese to be quizzed on treatment of Muslims
Germany’s foreign minister plans to discuss the treatment of China’s Muslim minority during an official visit to Beijing next week.
A spokeswoman for Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said yesterday that the situation in China’s far west region of Xinjiang is “cause for concern in our view.”
China has rejected accusations that large numbers of ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities are being interned for the purpose of political indoctrination.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr said Mr Maas “will raise the issue with his Chinese partners.”
She said Mr Maas, who flies to China tomorrow, will also discuss other topics including the trade dispute between China and the US, and Berlin’s bilateral relations with Beijing.