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China inks deal with Hilton to build hotel over bulldozed Uyghur mosque

06/25/2021| 1:02:12 PM|

Construction on the Hilton project is already underway.

Hilton Hotels has allegedly inked a deal with Chinese Communist authorities to build a new property at the site of a Uyghur mosque bulldozed by the government — and the hotel chain is refusing to comment on reports of the plan.

Multiple emails and phone calls made to the hotel chain by The Post were not returned regarding the plans, first reported by the Telegraph earlier this month.

Bitter Winter, an online magazine about religious issues in China, reported Wednesday that the land where the Duling Mosque used to stand in Hotan, part of Xinjiang province, was sold at public auction to a local developer.

That developer, the magazine reported, then signed a contract to develop a Hampton by Hilton Hotel.

The mosque was demolished in 2018, according to satellite images from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, the group behind the Xinjiang Data Project.

And construction on the Hilton project, the Telegraph reported, is already underway.

Propaganda on the construction site’s walls urges those passing by the structure to “warmly celebrate the Communist Party’s 100th anniversary,” the UK outlet reported.

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