World Bank to Investigate if China Loan Funded Muslim Detention Camps

The New York Times  | Sat, Aug 31, 2019

by Alan Rappeport


WASHINGTON — The World Bank is investigating whether a $50 million loan it granted in 2015 for an education project in China’s Xinjiang region has been used to fund Muslim detention camps.

The review comes amid growing global concern that China has detained one million or more Muslim Uighurs and placed them in “re-education” camps where they are forced to renounce their religious beliefs and embrace the ideology of the Communist Party.

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