Kenya can learn from China on minorities and the marginalised

This photo taken on April 16, 2015 shows Uighur men praying in a mosque in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region. PHOTO | GREG BAKER | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Seventy years later today, the Chinese have progressed by leaps and bounds through transformations accompanied by high levels of industrialisation and urbanisation.
  • Successive governments have paid little attention to these communities, leaving them in a perpetual state of underdevelopment.

On October 1, 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong, leader of the Communist Party of China that had just vanquished the Kuomintang Party following the Chinese Civil War, formally proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China at the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the new capital.

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