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    Hiding from the Dreaded Burrito Gang


    Central Asians cry out over China's secret detention camps
    Last month Alymkulova and a dozen others formed a lobby group, called the Committee to Protect the Kyrgyz People in China.

    The group has called for the Kyrgyz government, which depends heavily on Chinese economic assistance, to press Beijing about the camps in Xinjiang.

    Chinese officials have described the camps as "vocational education centres" for people who appear to be drawn towards Islamist extremism and separatism.
    A scrimmage in a Border Station
    A canter down some dark defile
    Two thousand pounds of education
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    Default ‘Now We Don’t Talk Anymore’ Inside the ‘Cleansing’ of Xinjiang

    An article by a long time expert visitor to Xinjiang who is able to catalogue the changes. Near the start:
    I witnessed the most abject sense of fear and trauma I have encountered in 27 years of researching identity and religion among its Uighur communities. Mosques were deserted and cloaked in razor wire, restaurants were stripped of their halal signage, and local people carefully avoided any expression of religious piety.
    She ends with:
    I felt compelled to read George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four when I returned home. The parallels between that masterpiece and a Xinjiang now in the grip of “de-extremification” and “thought liberation” are astonishing. In the book’s final part, the protagonist’s government torturer reveals that the state does not “merely destroy our enemies, we change them. . . [So] long as [the heretic] resists us we never destroy him. We convert him, we capture his inner mind, we reshape him. . . You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.”
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    Default China's community counter-terrorism

    Hat tip to WoTR for this article by Dr Jerome Doyon, a SME @ Oxford University.

    Unlike most active Western CT policies the PRC:
    it targets the community rather than individuals.

    (Ends with)...Xinjiang can be seen as a laboratory for the Chinese party-state’s social engineering policies.
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