The China’s Public Policy Implementation of the Local Government of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region towards Human Rights Issues in Xinjiang

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Pornpawis Lhapeerakul
Weimin Wang


This research article aims to investigate the realities surrounding human rights issues in Xinjiang and the actions of the Chinese government through the public policies of local self-governance in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The study employs a documentary research approach, analyzing academic and official documents (white papers) to present accurate and fair information on the human rights situation in Xinjiang and the Chinese government’s actions through its local self-governance public policies in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, ensuring the proper protection and recognition of human rights.

The research findings indicate that over a span of more than 70 years, since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese government has adhered to the concept of human rights with a focus on placing “the people at the center.” The government has implemented public policies through the local government of Xinjiang to recognize and develop the well-being of people of all ethnicities in Xinjiang. This is done to continuously enhance the protection of the human rights of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds in Xinjiang. The implemented policies can be categorized into five aspects: ensuring effective protection of people’s rights to life, promoting self-governance at the regional ethnic level, reinforcing the commitment of local governments to development philosophies centered on the people, placing significant importance on the inheritance and protection of the rich cultural heritage of all ethnic groups, and pursuing a policy of religious freedom in full measure at the local government level.

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Lhapeerakul, P., & Wang, W. (2024). The China’s Public Policy Implementation of the Local Government of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region towards Human Rights Issues in Xinjiang. Connexion: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 13(1), 79–108. Retrieved from
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