At the UN, world capitals, China cajoles, threatens, seduces countries into keeping quiet about the one million plus Uighurs in detention camps in Xinjiang province. My story
The world has been noticeably quiet about Xinjiang, where China has built a vast network of detention camps and systematic surveillance to convert Uighurs into compliant supporters of the Communist Party.
China has built a vast network of detention camps and surveillance to convert Uighurs into secular supporters of the Communist Party. It has largely succeeded in quashing criticism.
China Wants the World to Stay Silent on Muslim Camps. It’s Succeeding.
China is using diplomatic and economic pressure to quash global criticism of its vast network of detention camps and systematic surveillance in Xinjiang
China Wants the World to Stay Silent on Muslim Camps. It’s Succeeding.
“At one camp, the class sang the Communist Party anthem. As they did, one Uighur man caught the eye of a diplomat and held up his wrists as if clamped together by handcuffs.”
The world has been noticeably quiet about Xinjiang, where China has built a vast network of camps to convert Uighurs into loyal, secular supporters of the Communist Party.
“The administration’s limited action probably affects the global calculus. If the United States does not take a leadership role on the issue, other countries do not feel the pressure to act, either.”
The silence remains deafening.
An unpleasant reality that realism predicts better than any alternative account of international relations.
China's crackdown on its Muslim population is met by hypocrisy of Islamic countries such as #ImranKhan's #Pakistan and #Erdogan's Turkey.
If advocates for China's Muslims want to get the world's attention, all they need to do is spread a rumor that China is using Israeli guards at its concentration camps. Suddenly, the world will care.