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Diplomatic Immunity: China faces few consequences over Uighur suppression

On 24th November 2019, a collection of leaked documents from the Chinese government revealed the extent of the suppression of the Uighur ethnic minority in Xinjiang province. The “China cables” confirmed that “re-education camps” were part of a concerted effort to eradicate Uighur culture. In the immediate aftermath, fuelled by popular outcry, Western governments released […]

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The China Cables: documents leak revealing the treatment of China’s Uighur population

The China Cables, a collection of classified government papers concerning the establishment and running of prison camps in Xinjiang, were recently leaked to the mass public. These documents from the Communist Party in the People’s Republic of China contain a vast amount of evidence that China is using detention camps in order to detain more […]

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The Uighur tragedy: cultural suppression not counter-terrorism

On November 24th, what have become known as the ‘China Cables’ were leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). These Chinese Communist Party documents revealed that the facilities the Chinese government had labelled “re-education camps” in Xinjiang Province in the far West of China had been envisioned as brainwashing facilities from their conception. […]