Leaked Files Detail Xi’s Crackdown in Xinjiang, and Some Internal Dissent

Chinese President Xi Jinping seen on a video wall in the western Chinese city of Kashgar, Nov. 8, 2018 (Photo by Simina Mistrenau for dpa via AP Images).
Chinese President Xi Jinping seen on a video wall in the western Chinese city of Kashgar, Nov. 8, 2018 (Photo by Simina Mistrenau for dpa via AP Images).
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Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Newsletter and Engagement Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China. A recent report in The New York Times provides an unprecedented behind-the-curtain look at the mass detention of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang autonomous region of western China. Based on 403 pages of internal government documents that the paper obtained from a source described as “a member of the Chinese political establishment,” the report reveals the origins and implementation of China’s brutally repressive policies in Xinjiang. Human rights groups and foreign reporters have already exposed many […]

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