- Apr 25, 2008
Xianjiang is a vast province home to about 10 million of the Uighur people. Ethnically different to the Han Chinese and Muslim. The Economist article................ https://www.economist.com/briefing/2018/05/31/china-has-turned-xinjiang-into-a-police-state-like-no-other?cid1=cust/ednew/n/bl/n/20180531n/owned/n/n/nwl/n/n/EU/126067/n&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Editors_Picks&utm_term=20180531.......lists the shocking human rights abuses that take place to keep a lid on Uighur discontent. Of the 10 million Uighurs anything between 500,000 and 1 million are in "re-education" camps. Spyware on mobile on mobile phones is obligatory. Intrusive officials entering people's homes is routine. The article is worth a read but what is shocking is the near total silence from anyone about this. Being Muslim it is easy to paint Uighurs as in league with Al Qaeda and other Islamic terror outfits and I suppose there is a buck to be made in staying stum when the Chinese are involved. I get the feeling this cannot end well.