Asylum applications from China to Germany have more than doubled in just one year. Increasingly, people from the oppressed Uighur minority have been looking to Germany to escape Chinese oppression.
The number of asylum seekers to Germany from China has more than doubled within one year, according to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) responding to a question by Welt am Sonntag.
Germany received 962 applications from citizens of China in 2019 — up from 447 the year before.
Applications from the Uighur ethnic minority, who largely live in the Xinjiang autonomous region in western China, significantly increased from 68 asylum claims in 2018 to 193 in 2019.
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