The education and training centers in Xinjiang respect the trainees' rights to use their own ethnic spoken and written languages when offering standard Chinese courses, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Friday.
These centers are education and training institutions in nature, said the white paper titled Vocational Education and Training in Xinjiang.
To meet the needs of fighting terrorism and extremism, these centers deliver a curriculum that includes standard spoken and written Chinese, understanding of the law, vocational skills, and deradicalization, the document said.
To remedy their lack of proficiency in standard Chinese, tailored language programs are provided to trainees, the white paper said.
Improving the trainees' command of standard Chinese helps them to learn about science and technology, acquire vocational skills, seek work in other locations, communicate with other ethnic groups, and adapt better to life in modern society, subject to the condition that their right to use their own ethnic languages is respected, the white paper said.
There is no intention to deprive or limit the trainees' right to use and develop their own ethnic languages, it said.