China’s Uighurs: State defends internment camps

China dismisses efforts to end mass detention of the Uighur ethnic group.

At first, they denied their existence.

But now, China‘s government is vigorously defending a detention programme in the far western province of Xinjiang.

It’s facing mounting international criticism over reports that up to a million Muslim men and women are being held in so-called re-education camps.

Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Kashgar.