Xinjiang seeks travellers’ DNA for issuing documents

  • Updated: Jun 09, 2016 08:25 IST

BEIJING: A sensitive border region in China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang has begun asking applicants for travel documents to provide DNA samples, fingerprints and voice prints in rules released just ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramzan. People who live in Ili, on the border of Kazakhstan, will need to provide the additional identification when applying for passports and separate documents issued for travel to the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macao as well as the self-ruled island of Taiwan, the official Ili Daily said last week.

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