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China investigating uighur asylum case

China investigating uighur asylum case

China is investigating the case of the ethnic Uighur refugees who arrived in Cambodia last week, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu reportedly said in Beijing on Tuesday. “Related departments are at present looking into the situation,” Jiang said, according to the Reuters news agency. Dolkun Isa, secretary general of the World Uighur Congress, said last week that a small number of Uighurs from China’s Xinjiang province, in the restive northwest of the country, had arrived in Cambodia last week, fearing retaliation after taking part in violent anti-China demonstrations in Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital, on July 5. Koy Kuong, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Qian Hai, spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh, said Tuesday that there had not yet been official communication between their governments on this issue.

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