Ten years on from Kunming attack, terror threat has receded but crackdown on Muslims continues unabated

Globe and Mail 2024

February 29, 2024 | Globe and Mail

Henryk Szadziewski, U.S.-based director of research at the Uyghur Human Rights Project, said that today “what I get a sense of is China’s ‘mission accomplished’ moment.”

“First they denied this was happening, then they pivoted to the vocational training centre narrative, saying look, the West bombs Muslims but we give them education,” he said. “And now it has mushroomed into this idea that China can be some sort of role model for the world, that through this terrible set of policies, they know how to quell ‘extremism,’ and that’s what we’re seeing with this latest ‘beautiful Xinjiang’ propaganda push.”

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