New Xinjiang Secretary Vows No Reversal On Policies

New Xinjiang Secretary Vows No Reversal On Policies

Andrew H. Sweet

Chinese Communist Party Secretary of Xinjiang Ma Xingrui pledged in a speech following his appointment on Saturday to turn Chinese President Xi Jinping's blueprint for the region into reality.

The government would "firmly promote continuous and long-term social stability in Xinjiang, and never allow any reversal for the hard-won stability," the Xinjiang Daily reported Ma as saying.

Former secretary Chen Quanguo, now in charge of Tibet, credited Xi's “helmsmanship” with achieving social stability, high-quality economic growth, and happy and peaceful life for the region's residents.

Chen was placed under U.S. sanctions for his role in "implementing a comprehensive surveillance, detention and indoctrination program" targeting the region's predominately Muslim Uighur population, the U.S. Department of the Treasury said last year.

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