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Darren Byler
Anthropologist, University of Colorado Postdoc (PhD, Uyghur technopolitics in Chinese cities of Central Asia). Write the Xinjiang Column .
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Eli Friedman 23h
What could possibly go wrong? "The city’s computers will automatically assess and rate the riskiness of each worker’s recent travels in terms of possible exposure to the virus."
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4739 4622 4479 4133 3842 3278 3049 These are the growing numbers of people under medical observation in Xinjiang for COVID-19 over the past 7 days according to state numbers. There are currently 70 confirmed cases in the region, 1 reported death.
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Dake Kang 姜大翼 11h
1/ He fed the hungry. He bought coal for the cold. He treated the sick with free medicine. Memtimin Emer was a pillar of his community in China’s far west. But in 2017, he was imprisoned. His three sons were thrown in camps. Now, leaked data shows why:
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Sophie Richardson 20h
“But what she found more surprising was that the authorities had detained her sister Patem...active in the local government and had served as the head of the local women’s association. ‘I felt she would always be the safest one,’ Ms. Memettohti said.”
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Mobashra 22h
"In terms of , men in general, especially young men, are always the targets & seen as potential terrorists. My feeling is that the govt wants to weaken/diminish the population as a way of reducing the threat perception."
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Darren Byler 22h
More definitive evidence of violations of Uyghur civil and human rights: “the database offers the fullest view yet into how Chinese officials decided who to put into and let out of detention camps.”
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Isobel Yeung Feb 17
Rozinisa hadn’t heard news of her family in 3 years. Then this document appeared & broke her heart. New leak reveals detailed info on why Uighurs are sent to camps & how families are deeply implicated.
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Adrian Zenz Feb 17
The visited places shown in the leak, but: "Local officials ripped down street signs, address plates as [we] photographed them, frustrating efforts to locate residents. Later, some neighborhoods were stripped of all road signs and addresses." via
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Adrian Zenz Feb 17
The first three original pages of the leaked document (redacted to protect identities) can be downloaded here. Thanks to 's for doing this.
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William Yang Feb 17
Latest for - A new leaked document further reveals the extent of ’s mass-internment of and other Muslims in , including a wide range of reasons for detention and where do people go after leaving the camps.
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Jeff Wasserstrom Feb 16
Now up at BLARB ( blog), "The Digital Deluge and the Age of AI," latest commentary in the "Provocations" series linked to , this one by (adapted from his book SPEECH POLICE), cc
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Lausan 流傘 Feb 16
Hongkongers know firsthand how colonial policing suppresses resistance movements. We now witness its use against the Wet'suwet'en by Canadian colonial authorities. We condemn this colonial violence and express solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en struggle.
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Public Citizen Feb 16
— Amazon donated $690K to Australia fire relief — Jeff Bezos gets paid $700K every 5 minutes — Amazon's donation is the equivalent of a normal person donating 55 cents — Amazon got a $129M rebate on $11B in profits in 2018 Tax the rich.
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Paul Mozur 孟建国 Feb 15
To stop the spread of the coronavirus much of China has effectively shut down. What’s not been fully appreciated is how extensive the closures are. By our calculations 760 million are living under some kind of residential lockdown.
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Darren Byler Feb 15
She Escaped The Nightmare Of China’s Brutal Internment Camps. Now She Could Be Sent Back. via
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Rachel Harris Feb 15
I’ve just sent off the proofs for this book. Ten years in the making.
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Kevin Baron Feb 15
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, in a suit and tie, at . First Q: what can FB do to produce trust in the system to prevent manipulation of our democratic process?
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Nathanel Amar Feb 15
I wrote something on the history of the Wuhan punk scene for . Wuhan is a very special place for Chinese punk rock and for me personally and, I hope it will be remembered as the epicenter of Chinese rebellion, not for a virus:
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Samira Imin 赛米热 Feb 14
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SupChina Feb 14
In the latest episode of the podcast, guest talks about her hometown of Wuhan, the individuals affected by COVID-19, and the xenophobic reactions to Chinese people around the world in response to the outbreak. Tune in, and subscribe:
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