FACT CHECK: China’s ‘Wolf Warriors’ Spread Staged Eid al-Fitr Dance Video

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May 13 saw a flurry of social media activity by Chinese diplomats, journalists and others, corresponding with Eid al-Fitr — the end of the Muslims holy month of Ramadan. China’s state-run Global Times reported that foreign diplomats from more than 15 countries gathered in Beijing to observe live-streamed Eid al-Fitr festivities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR). “This is the first time that the Xinjiang regional government held such a reception for Eid al-Fitr and invited foreign diplomats to observe – a move, officials and observers said, showed the region's sincerity and openness amid outside slander, as Xinjiang has nothing to hide,” Global Times said. One video that circulated widely showed people dancing on the square outside the Id Kah mosque in Xinjiang’s city of Kashgar. Li Jingjing, a journalist with China’s state-run CGTN who describes herself as “a Chinese and a lie-debunker!,” tweeted: "#RealXinjiang People in Kashgar, Xinjiang celebrating Eid al-Fitr today. Eid Mubarak! #Uyghur However, the Chinese authorities’ campaign to use state-managed activities as a way to demonstrate the “real” situation in Xinjiang is misleading. LINK: https://www.polygraph.info/a/fact-check-xinjiang-eid-staged-dance/31265555.html
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