Chinese education authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region has banned the use of the Uyghur language at all education levels up to and including secondary schools, collective activities, public activities and management work of the education system in favor of Mandarin Chinese in order to strengthen elementary and middle/high school bilingual education. While Beijing has attempted to implement a “bilingual” system in Xinjiang’s schools over the past decade. The ethnic minorities condemned that the system is monolingual and rejects it as part of a bid to eliminate their mother tongue and increase their adaptation into Han Chinese culture.
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