Tens of thousands of people took part in demonstrations and school boycotts in protest against the law. Authorities threatened parents who no longer wanted to send their children to school in protest with dismissals and fines. In one district, the authorities even offered children financial rewards if they succeeded in convincing their classmates to return to class.
Forcibly integrate minorities
There are close ethnic, cultural and linguistic ties between the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia and the neighboring state of Mongolia. Critics accuse the Chinese leadership of forcibly integrating minorities into the majority population of the Han Chinese through their rigorous assimilation policy and of wanting to suppress or even abolish their cultural, linguistic and religious peculiarities.
The government in Beijing has come under massive international criticism, particularly because of its actions against minorities in the Xinjiang province and in Tibet.
The state broadcaster CCTV showed video footage of the People’s Congress showing delegates from Inner Mongolia applauding Xi as he spoke on Friday.
During the People’s Congress, the Chinese Communist Party sets its economic and political priorities for the coming year (read more here). Taken legislative proposals are almost always adopted with an overwhelming majority by the thousands of delegates.
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