Since the mass internment of Uyghurs and other indigenous groups in China was first reported in 2017, there is now a rich body of literature documenting recent human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. However, there is little knowledge of the actual perpetrators inside China’s vast and opaque party-state system.
A report published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) - https://www.aspi.org.au/report/architecture-repression - maps and analyses the governance mechanisms employed by the Chinese party-state in Xinjiang. While the international debate continues as to whether the recent events in Xinjiang constitute genocide, this report gathers the relevant evidence before it could be covered up, and makes it publicly available.
Professor James Leibold, Head of the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University and Senior Fellow at ASPI
Daria Impiombato, Researcher at ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre
Report illustration by artist Badiucao courtesy of ASPI.
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