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How Beijing is using the Nazi propaganda playbook to justify its concentration camps to the world

  • Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:00

After strenuously denying it for many months, China’s government in mid-October suddenly admitted that the Xinjiang concentration camps exist. However, it now tries to present a propaganda picture of benign “vocational training centres,” rolled out to deal with people who pose a threat to social order.

Abdikadir Yasin, a Uighur Muslim from China seeking asylum in Sweden, with his wife and one of their children in emergency housing in the city of Gävle.CreditCreditElisabeth Ubbe for The New York Times

They Escaped China’s Crackdown, but Now Wait in Limbo

  • Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:00

Abdikadir Yasin and his wife waited for months, dreading a call telling them they would have to leave Sweden and return to western China, where the government has corralled hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uighurs like them into re-education camps.

China’s Government Has Ordered a Million Citizens to Occupy Uighur Homes. Here’s What They Think They’re Doing

  • Fri, 10/26/2018 - 00:00

Often, the big brothers and sisters arrived dressed in hiking gear. They appeared in the villages in groups, their backpacks bulging, their luggage crammed with electric water-kettles, rice-cookers, and other useful gifts for their hosts.

Uighur security personnel patrol in Kashgar (AP: Ng Han Guan, file)

Three Australians were detained in China's re-education camps in the past year, DFAT reports

  • Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:00

Three Australians were detained and released from China's political re-education camps in Xinjiang province in the past year, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Abdukerim Rahman in an undated photo

Scholars Reflect on Legacy of Uyghur Folklore Research Founder, Now in Detention

  • Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:00

Abdukerim Rahman’s life work continues to inspire academics studying Uyghur literature.

China's hidden camps

  • Wed, 10/24/2018 - 21:49

The BBC has new evidence that China is building a vast network of internment camps for its Muslim population in the western region of Xinjiang. Experts say one facility we’ve identified could be one of the biggest detention centres in the world. 

Inside China's internment camps: tear gas, Tasers and textbooks

  • Wed, 10/24/2018 - 21:46

On state television, the vocational education centre in China's far west looked like a modern school where happy students studied Mandarin, brushed up their job skills, and pursued hobbies such as sports and folk dance.

The Xinjiang camps as a “Stanford Prison Experiment”

  • Wed, 10/24/2018 - 21:44

The Xinjiang camps represent a dramatic escalation of a longstanding Chinese policy to colonise and dominate Xinjiang, the “New Frontier” of the Qing Chinese empire inherited by the Communist government in the 1950s.

Erkin Tursun (L) and an acquaintance who asked to have his identity withheld, in an undated photo.

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Prominent Uyghur Television Host

  • Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:37

Sources say he was targeted after producing a program about poor Uyghur students.

In this image from China’s CCTV, young Muslims read from official Chinese language textbooks in classrooms at the ‘Hotan vocational education and training center’ in Xinjiang. Photograph: AP

From denial to pride: how China changed its language on Xinjiang's camps

  • Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:35

China’s state broadcaster CCTV last week offered a look inside Xinjiang’s controversial internment camps.

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