Xinjiang: The making of China's far west police state

Xinjiang: The making of China's far west police stateChina’s all-encompassing security crackdown in Xinjiang has turned the northwest region — home to most of the country’s ethnic Uighur population — into a place activists describe as an open air prison. Upwards of one million mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in the region are held in re-education camps, according to estimates cited by a UN panel in 2018. The United States blacklisted 28 Chinese entities this week over their alleged roles in rights violations in Xinjiang and said it would also curb visas for officials involved in “detention or abuse” of minorities.

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Wed Oct 9 , 2019
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