Meet the ‘New’ Uyghurs: China’s ominous media manipulation to fool the world about its ‘re-education campaign’

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January 6, 2022

In a calculated attempt to divert attention away from the atrocities committed against the Uyghur peoples in North-West China, state-backed media outlets have intensified their efforts to disseminate pro-Chinese propaganda at home and abroad.

A grandiose plan by Beijing to manipulate world opinion over its treatment of the Uyghurs has been underway since 2017 when its campaign to reign in its most “troublesome” minority kicked off in earnest.

China’s ambitious project to “media wash” its role in the genocide of more than 10 million people in its far North-Western province has been picked up by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) whose recent exposé Meet the ‘New’ Uyghurs traces the role of Chinese state media in convincing an international audience that the once-feared “terrorist extremists” have been politically cleansed and their region is once again open for business.

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