Western Academics are Fighting for Disappeared Friends in Xinjiang

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February 28, 2023 | Foreign Policy | By Liam Scott

Cultural destruction is integral to the Chinese government’s campaign in the region, so Uyghur intellectuals and cultural figures have long had targets on their backs. More than 300 Uyghur and other Turkic Muslim intellectual and cultural elites have been detained, according to a 2021 report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project. “As a component of genocide, the assault on intellectual and cultural elites may constitute a new form of eliticide meant to exterminate Uyghur (and other) cultural identity,” the report said.

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