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China's hidden camps. What's happened to the vanished Uighurs of Xinjiang?

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    cfabbro (edited ) Link
    Off-topic but goddamn the BBC puts out some incredibly visually impressive and beautiful looking articles. Too bad the subject of the article itself is so depressing, terrifying and incredibly...

    Off-topic but goddamn the BBC puts out some incredibly visually impressive and beautiful looking articles. Too bad the subject of the article itself is so depressing, terrifying and incredibly dystopian.

    The government denies the claims, saying people willingly attend special “vocational schools” which combat “terrorism and religious extremism”.

    In many cases the tenders call for the installation of comprehensive security features, such as watchtowers, razor wire, surveillance systems, and guardrooms.

    Cross-referencing this information with other media sources, Zenz suggests that at least several hundred thousand and possibly over a million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities could have been interned for re-education.

    The documents, of course, never refer to the facilities as internment camps, but as education centres, or in a more accurate translation, “re-education centres”.

    "willingly" attended "education centres" and "vocational schools" surrounded by watchtowers, razor wire, surveillance systems, and guardrooms. Uh huh. Sure, China.

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    1. EightRoundsRapid Link Parent
      The BBC definitely put some effort into their features. And it's nice to see how good this type of content is on mobile devices. Only a few years back mobile content was very much an afterthought.

      The BBC definitely put some effort into their features. And it's nice to see how good this type of content is on mobile devices. Only a few years back mobile content was very much an afterthought.

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