It certainly looks that way in the clip, if one assumes the whole story was within the time-frame of that clip. I can't think why the longer version would not be available to western audience, in a selective manner, for prop, if it was there. Hey, they have Bellingtwat!
I haven't seen any BBC reports commenting on this. Sorry, not a credible argument.
Living only a mountain pass journey away, anyone in Bishkek can tell you that the opression in Urumchi is happenening, from the accounts of the refugees who have made their way here. The Chinese are committing genocide, in the same way that they did and continue to do in Tibet, and that is the real issue.
I take that on trust. The problem is that we don't have numbers to judge the size of the migration. At the end of the day, a number of these people are semi-nomadic, maybe. Similar to say villages on the other side of the border in Kazakhstan. I guess they don't want to be 'integrated' like the rest. Personally, I think they will probably comeback when they realise they can make good living back home ... maybe.
I always wanted to go to Bishkek, the market for 'special' rugs. Yum. Didn't make it and got grounded : ). Knew some people from there ...