A chilling account of Beijing's anti-Uighur campaign and how the country's ethnic assimilationists won out
Before mass internment camps, before schools for orphaned kids, before forced labour factories, Chinese authorities came for the authors of Uighur-language school books. On how language, education and culture are at the core of China's Xinjiang crackdown
China has detained over a million people in its Xinjiang region — most of them Uighur Muslims. The government says they are in ‘vocational training’ centres for people at risk of succumbing to extremism, but former interns tell a different tale.
An estimated 1.5m Uighurs, Kazakhs and other mostly Muslim minorities have been interned in prison-like camps that the Chinese government describes as aiming to ‘transform through education’
Fear and oppression in Xinjiang: China’s war on Uighur culture via
An in-depth look at the Chinese government’s relentless efforts to eradicate the Uighur language — and by extension, the Uighur identity. By This ending was particularly heart-wrenching:
"In each store I visited, the only #Uighur language book was a copy of Xi Jinping’s book, The Governance of China" A chilling account of China’s war on Uighur #Muslim culture by SEE
Fear and oppression in Xinjiang: China’s war on Uighur culture