China has detained up to a million Muslims, a campaign it calls a benevolent and routine effort against the pull of extremism. But 403 pages of Communist Party documents we obtained reveal how officials plotted to carry out a ruthless, coercive clampdown.
More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents detail the origins and growth of the indoctrination program in Xinjiang, where a million or more predominately Muslim minorities have been held in a vast network of detention centers
The Times has obtained internal government documents describing the mass internment of Muslims and it’s absolutely chilling.
Simply incredible reporting by and on a massive leak of documents from Xinjiang that show the government’s ruthlessness, not only against Uighurs but also against some Han officials who disagreed w/ the harshness of the crackdown.
Stunning leak from a member of China’s ruling Communist Party — 403 pages of internal docs providing an inside view of President Xi’s clampdown in Xinjiang where ~ 1 million ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs into internment camps & prisons over the past 3 years >>
A remarkable trove of documents detailing Xi’s plans for Xinjiang, obtained by and . I’ve followed this for years, but reading it all in print made my blood run cold.
Leaked files expose how China organized the mass detention of Muslims in concentration camps. This is 1930s stuff happening in the 21st century. History ain't over, folks.
One Chinese official in Xinjiang worried that the mass detention of Uighur and other Turkic Muslims would backfire, breading resentment and rebellion. He was purged. Dictatorships don't like dissent, even if it is sensible.
When there ceases to be a distinction between thought and action, the definition of freedom becomes something else entirely. A must-read on leaked documents from Xinjiang, that is even more profound then it appears (and it appears to be a very big deal!)
The Chinese government’s cruel, bigoted treatment of Muslims and ethnic minorities is a horrifying human rights violation. We must stand up to hatred and extremism at home—and around the world.
This is a chilling portrait of the Chinese government’s campaign of mass detention and ethnic cleansing of Uighurs. The world can no longer look away. We must hold all officials responsible for this fully accountable
Every athlete and every movie star who does business in China should be asked about this every time they whinge about something in the United States.
“Absolutely no mercy.” Secret documents reveal the inner workings of China’s totalitarian crackdown on western Muslim dissidents. A major scoop by & Chris Buckley.
⁩ and have obtained 403 pages of internal docs, including Xi Jinping’s secret speeches, that explain the party’s crackdown on the Uighurs. It’s one of the most significant leaks of govt papers from inside China in decades.
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims We are truly living in an era of impunity. Mass atrocities are fine now.
"the authorities set numeric targets for Uighur detentions in parts of Xinjiang". That's what Stalin did in the USSR in 1937
More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on the #Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region. A must read.
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Astonishing report on the Chinese government’s mass detention of Muslims in #Xinjiang. Sterling reporting and irrefutable evidence of a massive crime against humanity - by ⁦⁩ and .
Leaked files show how the Chinese government organized mass detentions in Xinjiang. (One notable nugget: "Xi urged the party to emulate aspects of America's 'war on terror.'")
Uighur children whose parents were taken to internment camps were ordered to falsify their preferences: “If you complain, your parents’ reeducation will get extended. Express gratitude that the Party is curing your parents.” via ⁦
The reporting on the Uighur internment camps in Xinjiang is truly chilling stuff. But if you think this is just a China thing, remember that the US did something very similar to Native families and is still locking up kids at the border.
Mr. Xi called for an all-out “struggle against terrorism, infiltration and separatism” using the “organs of dictatorship,” and showing “absolutely no mercy.”
Chilling opening to this New York Times long read about what's happening to Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang
Leaked documents reveal how govt of #China ordered a cruel,ruthless & systematic crackdown on ethnic minorities in the #Xinjiang region through the mass incarceration of Muslims in the #Xinjiang region. They ordered officials to show “Absolutely No Mercy”
Read our full story of how more than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented look — in Chinese officials' own words — at the state's secretive crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang
Trump called on China to investigate his political rival. This article highlights what that brutal regime is capable of: "Across China, he set about eliminating challenges to party rule; dissidents and human rights lawyers disappeared in waves of arrests."
Horrific evidence of the atrocities being committed against the Uighur people. President Trump’s silence on this human rights abuse is shameful. We must speak out and restore America’s moral leadership.
"Absolutely no mercy!" Leaked documents reveal #China's brutal crackdown and mass detention of #Muslims. I presume the UN will hold Emergency Session to condemn China and the BDS Movement will be up in arms?
China’s internment of nearly one million Uighur Muslims is among the worst abuses of human rights in the world today. The U.S. cannot be silent — we must speak out against this oppression and relentlessly defend human rights around the world.
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims.
More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
The assault on the Uighurs can be directly linked to Xi himself, according to docs: “Xi Jinping, the party chief, laid the groundwork for the crackdown in a series of speeches delivered in private to officials during and after a visit to Xinjiang”
China's mass incarceration of Muslims: What stands out is the feeble international reaction. The US, after dragging its feet for long, has imposed some sanctions with no bite. Had Russia set up such internment camps, the US would have responded severely.
NEW: A rare leak of documents from inside the Chinese government reveals the plan for mass detention of Muslims. Secret Xi speeches. Directives on how to detain Muslims. A Q & A for explaining “disappearances”. A confession of a reluctant jailer.
"Absolutely no mercy": Documents shared with provide an unprecedented inside look at China's crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region. By
China has detained up to a million Muslims, a campaign it calls a benevolent and routine effort against the pull of extremism. But 403 pages of Communist Party documents we obtained reveal how officials plotted to carry out a ruthless, coercive clampdown.
What an extraordinary feat of reporting by the NYT here
“Absolutely no mercy”: Leaked Communist party files expose how China’s dictatorship organized mass detentions in Xinjiang, where a million or more Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been held in a vast network of detention camps
Dear PM sharing this so the next time an international media outlet asks about #Uighurs you don't adopt an escapist approach saying "I don't know about it". You drop the name Hitler a lot for India. See what is happening to Muslims in China
It’s EXTREMELY rare for anything of substance to leak out of the Chinese regime, so this story is a big deal. It’s also very disturbing via
This is an amazing scoop. 403 pages of Communist Party docs - the most significant leak in decades - detailing its crackdown on the Uighurs. Secret Xi speeches, internal memos. All under the Orwellian banner to “round up everyone who should be rounded up”.
It’s difficult to read this and not be reminded of the influential members of the NBA that were moved not to criticize China’s human rights violations, but their colleague’s tweet that angered China.
'Round up everyone who should be rounded up...have no mercy.' Incredible leaked files to the expose how China ran its barbaric mass detention of Muslims Fascinating to see how top Chinese officials used terror attacks in Britain as an excuse
Govt script for Chinese police to explain to young Muslims why their family members have been sent to concentration camps: "Their thinking has been infected by unhealthy thoughts...Freedom is only possible when this virus in their thinking is eradicated"
The NYT is without peer in reporting on China and this piece is a jaw-dropping illustration of that fact. ‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
Why is our govt (and politicians) silent on this?: “‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims” via
“I’m sure that you will support them, because this is for their own good,” officials were advised to say, “and also for your own good.”
Incredible document dump from China outlining the callous detail behind their internment camps. Nobody is being held to account for anything. The world is terrifying right now.
Uyghur Muslims have been oppressed, tortured and killed by China. More than 1 million have been detained in 're-education camps." They have been forced to renounce their tradition and religion. But business is good so all good!
These directives were probably widely circulated, which may help explain the leak. Still, a remarkably courageous act by a CCP “whistleblower.” ‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
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If you haven't seen it: A whistleblower leaked >400 pages of secret internal documents about the Chinese internment camps for Uighurs, hoped "disclosure would prevent party leaders, including [President] Xi, from escaping culpability"
A rare leak from China, carefully handled & contextualized by NYT’s , . Government documents detail top-down planning, and rare internal dissent, to detainment camps for Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, which hold around 1 million
"Thousands of officials in Xinjiang were punished for resisting or failing to carry out the crackdown with sufficient zeal." Thousands.
Ruthless, sweeping and ordered up from the top: damning investigation by ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ into the Party’s zealous campaign to subdue an entire region. This is exactly what the HK protesters have said they fear.
Documents obtained by — one of the most significant leaks of government papers from inside China’s ruling Communist Party in decades — provide an unprecedented look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in Xinjiang
Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
Nazi analogies shouldn't be made lightly, but China's Uyghur policy documents look a lot like the Wannsee Conference.
"The leadership distributed a classified directive advising officials to corner returning students and keep them quiet. It included a chillingly bureaucratic guide for how to handle anguished questions, beginning with the most obvious: Where is my family?"
This, like the work done on the ISIS files by for the , is journalism at its best. This is one of the most significant leaks of government papers from inside China’s ruling Communist Party in decades.
The Times’ Xinjiang leak is as big as everyone says. The details on the mechanisms of repression are probably most important. But there’s a lot more in the documents. A couple that stood out to me...
“The authorities appear to be using a scoring system to determine who can be released from the camps: The document instructed officials to tell the students that their behavior could hurt their relatives’ scores” #ScoredSociety
From the newsroom: The leaked papers include "more than 150 pages of directives and reports on the surveillance and control of the Uighur population in Xinjiang," write and
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims - The New York Times
Absolutely horrifying: ‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
403 pages of internal party documents detail the planning and execution of cultural genocide against Uighurs and other Muslim citizens of Xinjiang. ‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims - The New York Times
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims - The New York Times
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
Devastating window into #China’s repression. Cruelty & impunity going hand in hand. #Xinjiang
Reason number 547 why China cannot rule the next digital age: via
“Round up everyone who should be rounded up.” “Family members must abide by the state’s laws and rules, and not spread rumors. Only then can you add points for your family. After a period of assessment they can leave the school if they meet the standards.”
Please read this stunning piece. Take a few minutes every day, but get through it. ‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims - The New York Times
“Officials argued that attacks in Britain resulted from policies that put ‘human rights above security,’ and Mr. Xi urged the party to emulate aspects of America’s ‘war on terror’ after the Sept. 11 attacks.“
This bit of high modernism makes the tyranny in Xinjiang especially creepy
Leaked files on Chinese mass detentions of Muslims. Ranging from directives of “round up everyone who should be rounded up.” to the brave release of 7000 prisoners by a conscientious government official - who was made an example of on trumped up charges /1
China is slobodan milosevic with better PR and an industrial base
Well this is shaping up for an unpleasant future
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims nothing really 2 surprising unfortunately if you've read about the cultural revolution. the piece depicts xi as a more complex figure than the headline would indicate
"403 pages of internal documents that have been shared with The New York Times in one of the most significant leaks … documents confirm the coercive nature of the crackdown in the words and orders of the very officials who conceived & orchestrated it."
This...is one of the best reporting in years. I know it's a fashion among conservatives (including yours truly, guilty) to diss print-media. But sometimes, they really do proper old-fashioned journalism, so much better than blogs, websites, or television.
If you care about religious freedom, this story is a must-read today: ‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
The speech of CCP officials has a nifty way of reminding you in very few words how remarkably unfree China is. This from a larger piece in which leaked memos confirm extent to which their ruthless Muslim internment camps are, indeed, ruthless camps.
President Xi Jinping, the Communist party chief, called for an all-out “struggle against terrorism, infiltration and separatism” using the “organs of dictatorship,” and showing “absolutely no mercy.”
Senators with the ear of the White House should make an explicit linkage between any trade deal and the fate of Hong Kong, and the Xinjiang camps too, about which the NYT had a stunning report this weekend.
here's what happens in societies where free speech is devalued
Long but readable NYT expose of Chinese plans to detain Uigher muslims.
I think less attention should be paid to trade imbalances with China and more attention to its suppression of minorities and any dissent. Leaked docs expose government's brutality
"Mr. Xi displayed a fixation w/the issue...He likened Islamic extremism to a virus-like contagion & a dangerously addictive drug, & declared that addressing it would require “a period of painful, interventionary treatment.” Sound familiar to anyone?
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims Xi: “People who are captured by religious extremism...have their consciences destroyed, lose their humanity and murder without blinking an eye.” He should know.
Finally finished reading all of this
1930s-level mass detention in our time. This time it is not Jews in concentration camps, but Muslims. Will the world turn a blind eye?
A whistleblower has leaked 400+ pgs of docs about the concentration camps containing up to 1 million ethnic Uighurs within China.
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims - The New York Times
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
"The party has rejected international criticism of the camps and described them as job-training centers that use mild methods to fight Islamic extremism." This could be straight out of "1984."
“If they don’t undergo study and training, they’ll never thoroughly & fully understand the dangers of religious extremism,” one said, citing Syria and ISIS. “No matter what age, anyone who has been infected by religious extremism must undergo study.”