James Millward tells us what's been happening in Xinjiang

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Recently BBC Radio interviewed James Millward, author of Eurasian Crossroads, on the ongoing situation in Xinjiang, China. Xinjiang province in China is home to a large Uighur minority population – ethnic Turkic Muslims – who the government says are radical Islamic terrorists. The Uighurs say that Chinese security forces killed peaceful demonstrators.

Listen to the BBC interview on The World Tonight as Millward explains the history behind these accusations and counter-accusations and tells us how both sides are spinning a story to make themselves look good.