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Eid Celebrations Underscore Religious Repression In Xinjiang

On Eid-al-Fitr, the celebratory conclusion of the Muslim holy month Ramadan, videos of dancing Uyghurs outside of a mosque in Kashgar demonstrated, perhaps counterintuitively, the extent of religious repression in the region....

China Curtails Islam Nationwide, Targeting Intellectuals

A campaign of repression against Islam is underway in Muslim-majority areas across China. While the construction of mass internment camps seemingly remains unique to Xinjiang, two new reports by The Los Angeles Times and...

Xi Defends Xinjiang Policy as “Entirely Correct”

During a party conference on Xinjiang policy, Chinese president Xi Jinping called the CCP’s policy in the region “entirely correct” and vowed to continue its implementation for the long-term. This work conference comes six years...

Baidu Satellite Gaps Highlight Xinjiang Detention Sites

A new report from Buzzfeed News identifies 268 new purpose-built detention sites across Xinjiang, detected by cross-referencing areas obscured on Baidu Maps’ satellite view with images from sources not subject to Chinese...

NYT: Leaked Documents Suggest Dissent on Xinjiang Detentions

On Saturday, The New York Times published a report by Austin Ramzy and Chris Buckley based on 403 pages of leaked documents on China’s ongoing mass detention campaign in Xinjiang. The 24 documents include speeches by Xi...

Is Xinjiang Inspiring Modi’s Crackdown in Indian Kashmir?

The ongoing crackdown by the Xi administration in the Xinjiang region has been described as an effort to “re-engineer” the Uyghur identity and as a form of “cultural genocide.” Officially launched in 2014, the steadily...

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