China’s population optimisation strategy

China has imposed a population optimisation strategy, which involves the immigration of people from Han Chinese community to Uyghur populated regions while imposing strict birth control measures on the Uyghurs. The objective of the strategy is to shrink the population of the Uyghur community.
Only 8 per cent of the population in Southern Xinjiang belongs to Han Chinese Community. This is viewed as a threat by China. Increasing Han Community’s dominance will suppress uprising by the Uyghur population. Besides birth control, intermarriage and interethnic marriage are promoted to reduce the Uyghur numbers.

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