"The Chinese are literally shaving the heads of Uighur women."
Camera's cut away from the leader as he coughed on live TV.
He wants to "forge a powerful troop, with battle wise soldiers".
Well over half of respondents said China had done a bad job dealing with the outbreak.
China accused the United States on Friday of "fabricating lies" over the Uighurs.
Her offending was described as "vicious and despicable".
"This is… the strongest, most clear and targeted attack on traditional Tibetan livelihoods since the Cultural Revolution."
It came as China carried out a second day of drills near Taiwan.
The incident occurred on September 6.