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China replaces Xinjiang Communist Party chief Chen

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China has replaced Chen Quanguo, who as Communist Party chief in the Xinjiang region oversaw a security crackdown targeting ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in the name of fighting religious extremism. Chen, in his post since 2016, will move to another role and Ma Xingrui, governor of the coastal economic powerhouse Guangdong province since 2017, has replaced him, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday. It gave no other details. United Nations researchers and human rights activists estimate more than one million Muslims have been detained in camps in western China…

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