In China, Uyghurs

This resource compilation provides a starting point for critical inquiry into the historical context and international response to China’s policies in Xinjiang, providing a counter-perspective to misinformation that abounds in mainstream coverage of the autonomous region.

Published last September, this remains one of the most comprehensive response we have seen.

Published on Qiao Collective, Sept 21, 2020
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Based on a handful of think tank reports and witness testimonies, Western governments have levied false allegations of genocide and slavery in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. A closer look makes clear that the politicization of China’s anti-terrorism policies in Xinjiang is another front of the U.S.-led hybrid war on China.

This resource compilation provides a starting point for critical inquiry into the historical context and international response to China’s policies in Xinjiang, providing a counter-perspective to misinformation that abounds in mainstream coverage of the autonomous region.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and Summary

  2. Timeline of Events

    1. 1989-2016

      1. Formation of the World Uyghur Congress (1989-2006)

      2. Violence and Unrest (2009-2016)

      3. Chinese Anti-Terrorism Policy and Context (2012-2016)

    2. 2017-present

      1. The Seeds of Controversy (2017-Aug 2018)

      2. Entrenching the Narratives (Aug 2018-Jan 2020)

      3. U.S. Pursues Unilateral Action (Jan 2020-present)

    3. On the Nature of Unsubstantiated Allegations

  3. Resources

    1. Overview

    2. Chinese Perspectives on the Problem of Terrorism

    3. Geopolitical Context

    4. Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development in Xinjiang

    5. Overview of Chinese Minority/Religious Policies

    6. The Misinformation Industrial Complex

    7. Views from Xinjiang: People, Cultures, and History

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