For months, Western media has reported on the existence of “internment camps” in Xinjiang province, western China, which is home to about 10 million Uighurs — the Muslim ethnic minority group that makes up almost half of the total population of the province.
China is carrying out a "mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations" against its mostly Muslim Uyghur minority population, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.
The white Volkswagen Tiguan slipped into the rearview window a few kilometres past the checkpoint, on the blacktop that cuts across the parched eastern stretches of Xinjiang.
Spending on security-related construction tripled in 2017 in China's far-western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of detaining as many as one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims.
China massively increased security spending in 2017 in the far-western region of Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are alleged to have been detained, a new report says.
The employees at a hospital in Xinjiang that are sent to live with Uyghurs through the “home-stay” program are instructed to watch for “suspicious” activities in the families, such as not crying at funerals, quitting smoking, or growing a beard.