The largest part of the population (46,5 %) in Xinjiang, where Han Chinese have however grown to 39% through a government-sponsored immigration program aimed at sinicization. Uyghurs are not ethnically Chinese and speak their own Turkic Uyghur language. Many Uyghurs do not speak Chinese at all. The overwhelming majority of the Uyghurs are Sunni Muslim. They experience a severe religious persecution, and one million of them have been taken to the dreaded transformation through education camps.
Uyghur Traditional Houses Destroyed by the CCP: Another Tool of Cultural Genocide
A fascinating study by Timothy Grose shows how the “Three News” brutal campaign in Xinjiang is transforming domestic spaces to eradicate Uyghur identity.
Kids Told to Praise the State and President on Children’s Day
Instead of celebrating childhood, China’s boys and girls had to sing patriotic songs, applaud the country’s leaders for fighting COVID-19 and alleviating poverty.
China Cracks Down on Indian Spirituality, Calls It “Full of Brainwashing”
Not coincidentally, border tensions with India are accompanied by a renewed campaign against Indian religious and spiritual movements active in China.
‘This Is No Longer the Xinjiang of My Memories’
An ethnic Han man shares his impressions of Xinjiang after visiting it many years since his first encounter with the Uyghur region.