(勞動教養or勞教). “Re-education through labor” camps, instituted by the CCP in 1957. They should not be confused with laogai. Inmates are sent to laogai based on a decision by a court of law, while no judicial decision was needed to send somebody to a laojiao. An administrative order by a security agency was enough. The laojiao system was widely used for dissidents, devotees of banned religions, and real or suspected “counter-revolutionaries.” The laojiao were abolished in 2013, and replaced by the transformation through education camps.
Religious Weddings and Funerals Banned as Illegal Activities
People of faith, Buddhists and Christians alike, are not allowed to celebrate life’s most significant moments according to religious traditions and rites.
Now They Come for the Utsuls: Sinicizing Another Muslim Minority
Denied its traditional clothing and identity, a Chamic-speaking people in Hainan Island is challenging the CCP with public protests.
While a U.S. House Bill Targets Xinjiang Slave Labor, New Voices Support the Uyghurs
France calls to similar action. Ms. Tursunay Ziyawudun flees safely from a detention camp. Two awards honor the Uyghur cause.
Is the World Finally Facing Up to China?
A debate in the British Parliament, new calls to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, coalitions forming to protest atrocities in Xinjiang offer hope that the CCP crimes will no longer be ignored.