China's Oppression of the Uighurs 'The Equivalent of Cultural Genocide'

German anthropologist Adrian Zenz was instrumental in uncovering the extent of China's oppression of its Muslim Uighur minority. In an interview, he criticizes Western inaction and warns that China has already begun exporting its tools of oppression.
Men pass by surveillance cameras in Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

Men pass by surveillance cameras in Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

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Adrian Zenz has spent years researching China's handling of its ethnic minorities.

Adrian Zenz has spent years researching China's handling of its ethnic minorities.

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Uighur men leaving a mosque after prayers in Xinjiang in May

Uighur men leaving a mosque after prayers in Xinjiang in May

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The watchtower of a facility thought to be near a reeducation camp in Xinjiang.

The watchtower of a facility thought to be near a reeducation camp in Xinjiang.

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