Muslims in China – level 1

22-07-2019 07:00

This news is from Xinjiang. Xinjiang is a western region in China. Muslim minorities live there. China is detaining these Muslims. China is putting them in camps.

China says that these camps teach the Muslims. However, some people see the camps. They say that the camps are like prisons or concentration camps. There are around 1 million people in those camps. China says that it is detaining the people to fight extremism and terrorism.

Twenty-two countries are worried about this situation. They send a letter to the United Nations. They want China to stop detaining the people. They want China to set the people free. They also want a leader from the UN to visit China. China says that the leader can come.

Difficult words: minority (a group of people who are different from most people in a country), detain (hold somebody somewhere and not let him or her leave), concentration camp (a camp where you keep many people in one place).

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