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China To Let 2,000 Ethnic Kazakhs Relinquish Citizenship And Leave The Country


Added 01-10-19 07:07:01am EST - “The announcement, from Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry, comes after reports of massive repression of ethnic Muslim minorities in far western China.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “China To Let 2,000 Ethnic Kazakhs Relinquish Citizenship And Leave The Country”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Relatives of people missing in China's western region of Xinjiang hold up photos of their family members at an office of a Chinese Kazakh advocacy organization in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Dake Kang/AP hide caption

Relatives of people missing in China's western region of Xinjiang hold up photos of their family members at an office of a Chinese Kazakh advocacy organization in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

China is letting more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs drop their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, according to Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry.

It's unclear who among the ethnic Kazakh community can leave China or under what circumstances. China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not immediately respond to NPR's request for comment.

Kazakhstan allows ethnic Kazakhs, including Chinese citizens, to repatriate and gain citizenship, NPR's Rob Schmitz has reported.

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