Through government incentives, Han Chinese have been lured to Xinjiang to accelerate the “hanification” of ethnic Muslims. Now, it’s not easy for them to return home.
Xi Jinping’s personality cult is reaching unparalleled heights as his portraits replace religious symbols not only in places of worship but believers’ homes too.
More and more people die while in police custody or serving their sentences in China’s prisons as a result of torture and mistreatment.
Xinjiang Muslims who live outside the region are put under harsh surveillance and control, discriminated against under the pretext of “de-radicalization.”
All are required to embrace the mandatory, all-pervasive “love the Party” doctrine: from 3-year-olds in kindergartens to high school students.
The CCP intensifies control of postal and courier services, imposing especially harsh measures on shipments to Hong Kong, Beijing, and other “sensitive” regions.
Residents are deprived of privacy and freedom, as the state watches their every move using big data, facial recognition, and invasive surveillance.
Forced to choose between the loyalty to their faith or the CCP, those who select the former pay a heavy price: suspension, expulsion, and life-long repressions.
The ruling to impose cremations in Jiangxi Province sparked protests, which the state quickly crushed. Some elderly chose suicides to be buried ahead of reform.