press china: In this 2017 file photo, Uyghur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region, according to Toronto Star. Ng Han Guan / The Associated Press China's resistance to Western pressure over the camps highlights its growing confidence under President Xi Jinping, who has offered Beijing's authoritarian system as a model for other countries. The report is the ruling Communist Party's latest effort to defend its extrajudicial detention of Central Asian Muslim minorities against mounting criticism. About one million Uyghur, Kazakhs and other minorities have been arbitrarily detained in mass internment camps in China's far west Xinjiang region, according to estimates by a U.N. panel. The report by the official Xinhua News Agency indicated that key to the party's vision in Xinjiang is the assimilation of the Indigenous Central Asian ethnic minorities into Han Chinese society and in turn, a modern lifestyle. Former detainees say they were forced to disavow their Islamic beliefs in the camps, while children of detainees are being placed in dozens of orphanages across the region. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.