A useful explainer published last year in news outlet Business Insider. The Chinese state claims that its clampdown in East Turkestan is a counter-terrorism operation – in truth, it’s about keeping a firm grip on a territory that is crucial for its economic empire-building plan, the “Belt & Road Initiative”.
This map shows a trillion-dollar reason why China is oppressing more than a million Muslims
The Uighurs, a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority in Xinjiang, western China, are living in one of the most heavily-policed and oppressive states in the world. This map helps explain why. [Read more]
You can also watch one of our activists talk about this in a speech made at our embassy protest in February 2020: