Seven stories from Xinjiang to read right now

07 07 20

China’s oppression of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs: a visual history

Xinjiang’s Uyghurs are subject to a targeted campaign of surveillance and control. Coda Story’s Isobel Cockerell explains their decades long plight in this easy to read, illustrated piece

A secret look inside a Chinese Labour programme for Uighurs – visual investigation

China is relocating Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities to urban areas as part of a contentious labour programme. This New York Times visual investigation shows rare footage taken inside one.

By Muyi Xiao, Christoph Koettl, Natalie Reneau and Drew Jordan.

Inside China’s ‘thought transformation’ camps

The BBC gained rare access to the vast system of highly secure Uyghur holding facilities.

Authorities insist they are not prisons but training schools, but the BBC’s John Sudworth uncovered important evidence about the nature of the system and the conditions for the people inside it.

China’s Uighur Muslims: The search for lost children

Sky News’ Tom Cheshire investigates claims by Uyghur families that when parents were sent to detention centres, their children were put into state-run orphanages and so-called ‘kindergartens’.

China cuts Uyghur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilisation

The Associated Press uncovers the draconian measures the Chinese government is taking to slash birth rates among Uyghurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages others to have more children.

Activist alleges the ‘Pair Up And Make A Family’ programme is a cover for ‘mass rape’

An activist describes how a forced-living arrangement between Communist officials and Uyghur women that the Government claims promotes harmony between different cultures is a pretext for sexual violence.

‘Absolutely No Mercy’: leaked files expose how China organised mass detentions of Muslims

The New York Times’ Austin Ramzy and Chris Buckley More were passed more than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents that provided an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.


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