"This is a well-planned strategy by the Chinese government to permanently assimilate the Uygur people into the Chinese culture or dilute the Uygur culture," said Nury Turkel, president of the Uyghur American Association, a non-profit organization based in Washington DC.
"The Uygur language is one of the most important compositions of the Uygur culture. Taking away that right would create another type of Uygur culture."
Gardner Bovingdon, assistant professor of Indiana University who specialises in Xinjiang studies, also had doubts.Gardner Bovingdon 教授說得很對，指定『普通話』作為數學、自然科學的教學語言，暗示這個語言是退步的，不夠現代的。科技一直的發展，語言應當隨著這些發展一起進步，否則就像 Holo 一樣，接受『國語教育』長大的我們，無法以母語思考、討論科學與科技等學問。
"To teach them content like maths and science in Putonghua -the implicit message is that your own mother tongue is not a modern language ... therefore, it does not have much of a future," he said.
"Their language is being shoved aside. There's no question about that."
[east turkestan], [uygur], [xinjiang]