China Reportedly Told Residents Of One Region To Forfeit Passports
Activists say it's raising tensions in a place that's already seen regular unrest.By Briana Altergott | November 25, 2016
The Chinese government has been accused of forcing residents in a Muslim-majority region to hand over their passports.
A report from the state-owned Global Times says all residents of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region are subject to the "passport-management policy," which requires them to turn in their documents and get approval if they want to leave the country.
The report was published Thursday but has since been removed from the Times' website.