Lesson of the Day: ‘5 Takeaways From the Leaked Files on China’s Mass Detention of Muslims’

By Nicole Daniels
Dec. 11, 2019, 4:00 a.m. ET

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Featured Article: “5 Takeaways From the Leaked Files on China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

In November 2019, The Times published leaked documents that expose details of China’s mass detention of Muslims in the Xinjiang region. In this lesson, you will learn about the significance of the information in those documents. Then you will be asked to reflect on the information contained in them and take action in response to the situation in Xinjiang.

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Since 2014, the Chinese government has employed sophisticated surveillance technology in the Xinjiang region, primarily to monitor China’s Uighur ethnic minority. China has also created internment camps where it has detained one million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in the region.

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