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World China lashes out at NY Times report on Xinjiang documents

12:06  18 november  2019
12:06  18 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Uighur researchers say China running hundreds more camps

  Uighur researchers say China running hundreds more camps Uighur activists said Tuesday they have documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain the ethnic group, alleging that China could be holding far more than the commonly cited figure of one million people. Rights advocates have generally estimated that China is detaining more than one million Uighurs and members of other predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnicities. But Randall Schriver, the top Pentagon official for Asia, said in May that the figure was "likely closer to three million citizens" -- an extraordinary number in a region of 10 million people.

More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region. 161 pages of directives and reports on the surveillance. and control of the Uighur population in Xinjiang . and 44 pages of material from internal

Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country’s western Xinjiang . FILE PHOTO: Imams and government officials pass under security cameras as they leave the Id Kah Mosque during a government organised trip in Kashgar, Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign ministry lashed out at The New York Times on Monday over its release of leaked documents portraying the inner workings of Beijing’s campaign to detain more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. The U.S. has brought charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies and one of its top executives in a case that has shaken China’s relations with the U.S. and Canada. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)© ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. The U.S. has brought charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies and one of its top executives in a case that has shaken China’s relations with the U.S. and Canada. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

5 Takeaways From the Leaked Files on China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

  5 Takeaways From the Leaked Files on China’s Mass Detention of Muslims HONG KONG — Internal Chinese government documents obtained by The New York Times have revealed new details on the origins and execution of China’s mass detention of as many as one million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other predominately Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region. The 403 pages reveal how the demands of top officials, including President Xi Jinping, led to the creation of the indoctrination camps, which have long been shrouded in secrecy. The documents also show that the government acknowledged internally that the campaign had torn families apart — even as it explained it as a modest job-training effort — and that the program faced unexpected resistance from offi

BEIJING (Reuters) - A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country's western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times reported on Saturday. United Nations experts and activists say at least

A rare and huge leak of Chinese government documents has shed new light on a security crackdown on Muslims in China 's Xinjiang region, where President Xi Jinping ordered officials to act with "absolutely no mercy" against separatism and extremism, The New York Times reported .

Spokesman Geng Shuang accused the newspaper of ignoring the true reasons behind and success of what China terms a campaign to end poverty, separatism and religious extremism. He said the fact Xinjiang hasn’t suffered a terrorist attack in three years — about the length of the time the internments have been carried out in earnest — demonstrates the correctness of the policy.

Geng told reporters at a daily briefing that the article is a “clumsy patchwork” based on “selected interpretation” of the documents.

“It is hyping up these so-called internal documents to smear China’s efforts in Xinjiang. What is the agenda?” he said.

Geng said China would continue “to do a good job” in implementing policies in Xinjiang aimed at expanding development and prosperity.

China Defends Crackdown on Muslims, and Strongly Criticizes Times Article

  China Defends Crackdown on Muslims, and Strongly Criticizes Times Article BEIJING — The Chinese government on Monday portrayed the country’s crackdown in the western region of Xinjiang as a great success against terrorism, trying to counter renewed international criticism prompted by a New York Times article detailing the internal deliberations that led to the mass detention of Muslims in re-education camps and prisons. A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Geng Shuang, criticized the newspaper’s report, published on Sunday, saying the article smeared China’s efforts against extremism.

The documents include previously unpublished speeches by Xi as well as directives and reports on the surveillance and control of the Uighur population, the The trove of leaked documents included a guide to answering questions from students who had returned home to Xinjiang to find their families

The documents include previously unpublished speeches by Xi as well as directives and reports on the surveillance and control of the Uighur population, the The trove of leaked documents included a guide to answering questions from students who had returned home to Xinjiang to find their families

“Xinjiang’s continuing prosperity, stability, ethnic unity and social harmony are the strongest refutation to the allegations by certain media and individuals,” he said.

Geng did not question the validity of the documents, which detail among other things the pivotal role played by President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping in demanding a harsh crackdown in Xinjiang.

Xi is quoted as warning that economic development alone will not extinguish demands for independence among Xinjiang’s Uighurs and other Muslim groups, who are linguistically, culturally and religiously distinct from China’s majority Han people and make up about half of the vast, resource-rich region’s population of 25 million.

Xi is also quoted as endorsing a more forceful indoctrination campaign among Muslims, seen as leading to the establishment of the sprawling network of camps.

Secret documents detail inner workings of China’s mass detention camps for minorities

  Secret documents detail inner workings of China’s mass detention camps for minorities A manual on how camps should be run is especially detailed, describing strict surveillance of so-called “students” and a system for assimilation into mainstream Chinese culture. “Vocational skills improvement” is not offered until a year into detention. But each of the leaked documents helps confirm human rights abuses on an enormous scale, said Adrian Zenz, a fellow at the human rights group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation who researches China’s camps. “A government can deny 100 testimonies and declare it false news,” Zenz said. “It can deny reporting as fake news. But it cannot deny its own communications.

The documents include previously unpublished speeches by Xi as well as directives and reports on the surveillance and control of the Uighur population, the The trove of leaked documents included a guide to answering questions from students who had returned home to Xinjiang to find their families

A rare and huge leak of Chinese government documents has shed new light on a security crackdown on Muslims in China ’s Xinjiang region, where President Xi Jinping ordered officials to act with “absolutely no mercy” against separatism and extremism, The New York Times reported .

“There must be effective educational remolding and transformation of criminals,” he told officials in heavily Uighur south Xinjiang during a 2014 trip. “And even after these people are released, their education and transformation must continue.”

China first denied the existence of the camps, then described them as de-radicalization centers aimed at providing job training to raise living standards and make Muslims less susceptible to religious extremism and separatism.

Those released from the camps describe them as virtual prisons where conditions are difficult and punishments harsh. They say they are forced to renounce Islam and Uighur culture as backward and swear loyalty to Xi and the Communist Party in what some call a campaign of cultural genocide.

The camp network is the lynchpin of a systematic attack on Muslim culture that has seen families torn apart and forced to host party workers in their homes to spy on them, mosques demolished and young Muslims forced to return from studying abroad.

Analysis | Xinjiang: Huge leaks are exposing China's re-education camps. But don't expect Beijing to back down .
The Chinese government's carefully constructed narrative around its Xinjiang detention centers appears to have been shattered by hundreds of pages of leaked documents published by Western media over the last two weeks. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Beijing has long insisted that its vast camps are voluntary "vocational training centers," where people learn job skills and are then free to leave.

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