Is China Preparing for Foreign Inspections of Camps in East Turkestan?

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December 27, 2018 | The Globe Post | By Omer Kanat

The Chinese government seems to have been caught off-guard by the outpouring of criticism of its massive campaign of repression of Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities. Unprecedented media investigations have documented a rapidly expanding network of well over 100 secret extra-legal internment camps in East Turkestan in the northwest of China, holding at least 10 percent of the Uyghur population.

Since the U.N. first spoke out about the camps as a “no-rights zone” in August and calls for sanctions have grown more urgent, the Chinese government has launched a wave of external propaganda to deflect criticism.

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