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    Default Utopia?

    A Buzzfeed article 'This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like' on how China seeks security in Xinjiang.
    Link:https://www.buzzfeed.com/meghara/the...-already-here?
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    Default From 2016

    Mosul (AsiaNews) – More and more Asian fighters speaking Chinese are seen in the streets of Mosul, jihadi Uighur mercenaries who came to Syria through Turkey at the start of the war. In the last few months, they and their families have moved from Rakka in Syria – the Islamic State’s capital – to Iraq.
    In April 2015, many of them went from Turkey to Azerbaijan to attack targets in Nagorno Karabakh in what came to be known as the ‘Four-day War’.
    Armenian intelligence informed the West and Russia that Uyghur, Turkmen and Chechen fighters left Azerbaijan for Turkey.
    http://www.asianews.it/news-en/-Uygh...sul-38802.html
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    Default AP Exclusive: Uighurs fighting in Syria take aim at China

    An interesting article, which claims to have interviewed Uighurs who had fought in Syria and no doubt their aspire to attack back home.
    Link:https://apnews.com/79d6a427b26f4eeab...-to-Syrian-war

    A Lebanese website reports:
    Two commanders belonging to the Turkistan Islamic Party jihadist group which operates against Syrian army-led forces in the country’s northwest were found dead recently, having been assassinated by unknown conspirators.
    Link:https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...-region-video/

    Needless to say this is the Uighur's jihadist group and on Twitter there is speculation by the AP journalist @gerryshih that various parties, including the Chinese, did the deed.
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    Default How do you write 'Orwellian' in Mandarin?

    China is adding facial recognition to its overarching surveillance systems in Xinjiang, a Muslim-dominated region in the country's far west that critics claim is under abusive security controls. The geo-fencing tools alert authorities when targets venture beyond a designated 300-meter safe zone, according to an anonymous source who spoke to Bloomberg.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-use...144700817.html
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    China bans Orwell's ANIMAL FARM and the letter 'N'.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a8235071.html

    I had to double-check that someone wasn't channeling a Monty Python kit.

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    Default China saw 16-fold increase in returning jihadists in 2017

    What is the truth behind such a headline in a Hong Kong based newspaper? Rather skimpy:
    The size of the increase was revealed by Ji Zhiye, head of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, though he did not provide absolute figures.
    Step forward Raffaello Pantucci, of RUSI and a long time watcher of Central Asia:
    While China clearly has something to worry about given the numbers of jihadists with links to China who have fought in Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan, it is worth pointing out that so far China has not shown any evidence of foreign fighters making it back home. Rather, we have seen these individuals killed abroad, or launching attacks against China abroad, suggesting that it is very difficult for people to return to China to try to launch an attack.
    Link:http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplo...jihadists-2017
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    Bacon-and-beer punishment.

    Former inmates have told of the horror after being detained in China's indoctrination camps for Muslims, where they were physically and mentally tortured.

    Around 900,000 to one million Muslims are estimated to have been detained in such re-education camps in China's western province of Xinjiang as Beijing tries to clamp down on potential separatist movements.

    Omir Bekali and Kayrat Samarkand, both former detainees, have told the Washington Post that these former prisoners have been forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, forbidden in Islam, as punishment.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/chin...ims-camps.html
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