Primary schools in Xinjiang are being converted into boarding schools for children whose parents are being detained. By one estimate, 880,500 children had been placed in them by the end of 2019
As they left, guards would ask them: “Is there a God?” A “yes” would earn a beating. Then they would ask if there was a Xi Jinping, Ms Dawut recalls, in tears. They said, "Your God cannot get you out of here, but Xi Jinping has done so much for you."
"As they left, guards would ask them, 'Is there a God?' A 'yes' would earn a beating. Then they would ask if there was a Xi Jinping, Ms Dawut recalls, in tears. 'They said, ‘Your God cannot get you out of here, but Xi Jinping has done so much for you.’'"
When Uyghurs are locked up by the state, their children are sent to state boarding schools, where they can be punished for using their own language
Primary schools in Xinjiang are being converted into boarding schools for children whose parents are being detained. By one estimate, 880,500 children had been placed in them by the end of 2019
China is putting infants into “boarding schools” after sending their parents into labour camps. Evil.
Truly shocking. "These data, if extrapolated across Xinjiang, imply that around 250,000 of the region’s ~3m Uyghurs under the age of 15 have had one or both parents interned ... 880,500 children had been placed in boarding facilities by the end of 2019"
According to government records, in 2018 more than 9,500 children aged between 7 and 12 in Yarkand, a Uyghur-dominated county, at one point had one or both parents detained by the state
"So many parents have been locked up that officials struggle to cope with the left-behind children.” The Economist cover story this week by , on the internment camps holding Uighurs and other ethnic minority Muslims in Xinjiang, China.
According to government records, in 2018 more than 9,500 children aged between 7 and 12 in Yarkand, a Uyghur-dominated county, at one point had one or both parents detained by the state
Orphaned by the state – How Xinjiang’s gulag tears families apart #Uyghurs
Uyghur girls, once of a legal age, are pressed by officials to marry Han Chinese men. Refusal can be risky