The New York Times has a fairly shocking story about the Chinese government’s horrific and systematic oppression of Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim populations inside China. A 403-page document leak from inside the Chinese Communist Party reveals the vast, inhumane apparatus that the government has used to subjugate these groups in its Xinjiang region. Reporters Austin Ramzy and Chris Buckley rightly call it “the country’s most far-reaching internment campaign since the Mao era.”
Over the past three years, the government has simply abducted as many as a million people (often entire families) and imprisoned them in camps and jails, where they are supposedly receiving “treatment” for their alleged radicalism. These are not people who have been charged with crimes; they’re merely Muslims.