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Is China Really Freeing Uighurs?

Is China Really Freeing Uighurs?

Update: 2019-08-1540
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Under international pressure, China has said it has released a vast majority of the Muslim Uighurs it had placed in detention camps. We follow up with an American citizen who says the Chinese government cannot be trusted, and find out how Beijing’s propaganda machine has responded to his efforts to protect a relative who was detained. If you missed the previous interview, listen to it here. Guest: Paul Mozur, a technology reporter for The New York Times based in Shanghai, spoke with Ferkat Jawdat, a Uighur and American citizen who lives in Virginia. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily

Background reading: 

  • Reporters from The Times found, over seven days of traveling through the Xinjiang region, that the vast network of detention camps erected by the government of China’s authoritarian leader, Xi Jinping, continues to operate, and even expand.
  • China’s most recent campaign echoes tactics used by other countries, principally Russia, to inundate domestic and international audiences with bursts of information, propaganda, and in some cases, outright disinformation.
Comments (5)

Juan Sandoval

thanks for reporting. glad there are people out there pursuing truth!

Aug 26th
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Dylan

hi

Aug 16th
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Thomas Franklin

Dylan eat shit

Aug 18th
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Wendy Bruder

those realtor commercials are the most annoying and obnoxious things I've heard in a while

Aug 15th
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Fion Lewis

Wendy Bruder Yes!! Really annoying

Aug 16th
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Is China Really Freeing Uighurs?

Is China Really Freeing Uighurs?