China thanks Cambodia for deported Uighurs: $1.2 billion US in grants and loans

Originally Published by CBC News, 21 December 2009

Visiting Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping thanked Cambodia for deporting 20 Muslim asylum-seekers while handing the country $1.2 billion US in aid, a government spokesman said Monday.

The 20 ethnic Uighurs deported Saturday had been sought by China in connection with violent anti-government protests by Muslims in western China. Human rights activists are concerned about their fate.

 

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