China's Xinjiang Region A Surveillance State Unlike Any the World Has Ever Seen

In western China, Beijing is using the most modern means available to control its Uighur minority. Tens of thousands have disappeared into re-education camps. A journey to an eerily quiet region.
Police patrol a night food market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in Chinas Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

Police patrol a night food market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in Chinas Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

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Muslim women in Kashgar: Those with contacts abroad, those who visit mosques too frequently or those who possess forbidden content on a mobile phone or computer risk getting detained.

Muslim women in Kashgar: Those with contacts abroad, those who visit mosques too frequently or those who possess forbidden content on a mobile phone or computer risk getting detained.

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Map of the Xinhiang region

Map of the Xinhiang region

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