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An ICIJ Investigation

China Cables

China Cables is an investigation into the surveillance and mass internment without charge or trial of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.

  • China Cables reveals, in the government’s own words and authoritative detail, a description of China’s extrajudicial internment and compulsory indoctrination of Muslims.
  • Confirms China's camps are involuntary indoctrination centers under heavy 24-hour guard — with high watchtowers, internal cameras and dedicated police bases.
  • China Cables exposes key details of China's mass-surveillance system that is used to control routine behavior, curb internal communication and isolate Xinjiang from the rest of the world.

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