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Leaked Chinese government documents show details of Xinjiang clampdown - NYT

 

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FILE PHOTO: Imams and government officials pass under security cameras as they leave the Id Kah Mosque during a government organised trip in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, January 4, 2019. CHINA-XINJIANG/ REUTERS/Ben Blanchard

 

BEIJING (Reuters) - A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country's western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times reported.

 

United Nations experts and activists say at least 1 million Uighurs and members of other largely Muslim minority groups have been detained in camps in Xinjiang in a crackdown that has drawn condemnation from the United States and other countries.

 

The documents, which the newspaper on Saturday said were leaked by "a member of the Chinese political establishment," show how Xi gave a series of internal speeches to officials during and after a 2014 visit to Xinjiang following a stabbing attack by Uighur militants at a train station that killed 31 people.

 

The report said Xi called for an "all-out 'struggle against terrorism, infiltration, and separatism' using the 'organs of dictatorship,' and showing 'absolutely no mercy'."

 

The documents show that the Chinese leadership's fears were heightened by terrorist attacks in other countries and the U.S. drawdown of troops from Afghanistan.

 

It is unclear how the documents totalling 403 pages were gathered and selected, the newspaper said. 

 

Beijing denies any mistreatment of the Uighurs or others in Xinjiang, saying it is providing vocational training to help stamp out Islamic extremism and separatism and teach new skills.

 

China's Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a faxed request for comment from Reuters on Sunday.

 

The state-run Global Times newspaper said in an editorial on Monday that the report "lacks morality" and accused some in the West of being "eager to see Xinjiang engulfed in extreme violence and chaos".

 

It said China had taken "decisive measures" in the region to ensure it did not become "another Republic of Chechnya".

 

The documents show how officials were given talking points to explain to returning university students that their family members had been taken away for training, and how the programme faced pushback from some local officials, the report said.

 

They also show that the internment camps expanded quickly after Chen Quanguo was appointed in August 2016 as the party boss of the region, the report said. Chen had taken a tough line to quell restiveness against Communist Party rule during his previous posting in Tibet.

 

(Reporting by Tony Munroe; Additional reporting by David Stanway in Shanghai; Editing by Kim Coghill and Sam Holmes)

 

 

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I saw a documentary recently on this made by ITV (UK): Undercover: Inside China’’s Digital Gulag

 

There was a lot of footage showing the enormous amount of video surveillance going on in the area, using state-of-the-art facial recognition to track the population.

The Uighur/Uyghur Muslims in North-west China are being held in concentration camps. There are estimated to be a million people.

Some have escaped to the west, too scared to return to their own country.

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Just the sort of country and leader you want to cooperate with and get closer to.

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6 hours ago, bluesofa said:

I saw a documentary recently on this made by ITV (UK): Undercover: Inside China’’s Digital Gulag

 

There was a lot of footage showing the enormous amount of video surveillance going on in the area, using state-of-the-art facial recognition to track the population.

The Uighur/Uyghur Muslims in North-west China are being held in concentration camps. There are estimated to be a million people.

Some have escaped to the west, too scared to return to their own country.

It’s prolific throughout China now-they have point system for each individual, and it will be a lockdown when they introduce their digital currency.  

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Nobody gives a sh... if they can do business with China. Also the muslim countries are quiet. 

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The documents, which the newspaper on Saturday said were leaked by "a member of the Chinese political establishment," show how Xi gave a series of internal speeches to officials during and after a 2014 visit to Xinjiang following a stabbing attack by Uighur militants at a train station that killed 31 people.

 

Blind terrorist attack of separatist Muslims that requires a severe response.


The governance of a country of 1,400,000,000 is certainly not easy. An opportunity to seize for the usual PC lesson givers.

 

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4 hours ago, Victornoir said:

The governance of a country of 1,400,000,000 is certainly not easy.

That's no excuse for putting millions of innocent people in Nazi like concentration camps. It never was and never will be.

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1 hour ago, yuyiinthesky said:

That's no excuse for putting millions of innocent people in Nazi like concentration camps. It never was and never will be.

What is the similarity between Nazi extermination camps and the situation in Xinjiang? How many dead will do for a start, Mr Godwin.

 

Have a look at videos of Hajj in Saudi Arabia and note the amount of people. It's approximately 2.6m. How is it even possible to house, feed and water that many people on an overnight decision? If you can educate me on the logistics of locking up millions of people in a knee jerk reaction I would be very interested.

 

You could also check the western reports from the media that were allowed into the 'concentration camps'  but that would bruise your prejudices so no doubt you wont bother.

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Cant use the word for the method of bursting a balloon.

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Maybe one day leaked documents will be available on Xi's plan for the future of Hong Kong.

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... In the short Term - a self stocked off shore penal colony...

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3 minutes ago, tifino said:

... In the short Term - a self stocked off shore penal colony...

Like an enlarged Alcatraz?

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