fredag 7. juni 2019

Beijing’s Persecution of the Uighurs Is a Modern Take on an Old Theme

Like its totalitarian antecedents, the Chinese regime is willing to break entire cultures in pursuit of artificial conformity.

Last year, a series of shocking reports appeared in the New York Times and other outlets, revealing a network of concentration camps that the Chinese government had established in the western region of Xinjiang to punish and “reeducate” Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. According to these accounts, over 1 million Muslims had been dispatched to the camps under the regime’s Strike Hard campaign, a project aimed at promoting “stability” in the region. Among the victims were children of the camp inmates, many of whom were packed off to orphanages, boarding schools, or foster care while their parents served out their indefinite detentions.