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A sheep herder in northern China’s Inner Mongolia region A sheep herder in northern China’s Inner Mongolia region, Aug. 6, 2014 (AP photo by Jack Chang).

In Inner Mongolia, a Fight to Keep Language and Identity From Being ‘Wiped Out’

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Newsletter and Engagement Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China.

Authorities have detained at least 23 people in China’s Inner Mongolia region following protests last week against new rules requiring classes in primary and secondary schools to be taught in Mandarin, rather than Mongolian. Activists are warning of a broader campaign to chip away at Mongolian cultural identity, and based on recent reports from the region, a strict crackdown on ethnic Mongol communities is already underway. ...

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