tirsdag 30. november 2021

Dr. Adrian Zenz: The Xinjiang Papers. An Introduction

The “Xinjiang Papers” are a cache of government documents from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), most of them classified, that were originally leaked to the New York Times by a “member of the Chinese poliEcal establishment” and published on November 16, 2019.2 (The Xinjiang Papers are not to be mistaken with the China Cables, a set of classified documents published by the InternaEonal ConsorEum of InvesEgaEve Journalists and by the author of this introducEon on November 24, 2019). The New York Times only published a small number of transcribed pages from the Xinjiang Papers and quoted from several but not all documents. It never released the originals into the public domain.

In September 2021, a set of digital files was leaked to the Uyghur Tribunal based in London during their second set of hearings (September 10th to 13th), by a person who wishes to remain anonymous. Nothing further is known about the origin of these files. A careful comparison of the files to the evidence published by the New York Times in 2019 performed by this author and the peer reviewers shows that they are identical to the Xinjiang Papers. Consequently, it was decided to refer to them as the “Xinjiang Papers.”