Asia-Pacific

Uighurs Sent From Camps to Factories, New Report Says
Hamish Boland-Rudder and Douglas Dalby · March 3, 2020

More than 80,000 Uighurs have been sent to work in factories making products for global brands, including Apple and Nike, according to a think tank report.

Stories about the people – for the people
Scilla Alecci · February 27, 2020

Our Japanese member, reporter Yasuomi Sawa, says reporters need to harness the power of open data but never forget about the people they’re writing about.

New Leak Shows How China Targets Uighurs in Xinjiang
Sasha Chavkin · February 19, 2020

The leaked “Qaraqash List” shows that ethnic minorities were detained in camps for growing a beard or wearing a veil, or having too many children.

How the world learned of China’s mass internment camps
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian · December 12, 2019

We’ve learned a lot about China’s mass internment camps since the first English reports were published in 2017. But there are still plenty of unanswered questions.

Governments Respond to China Cables, Call for UN Oversight
Scilla Alecci and Hamish Boland-Rudder · November 26, 2019

Governments across the world expressed deep concerns about the treatment of ethnic minorities in the region following the publication of the China Cables.

Exposed: China’s Operating Manuals for Mass Internment and Arrest by Algorithm
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian · November 24, 2019

A new leak of highly classified Chinese government documents reveals the operations manual for running the mass detention camps in Xinjiang and exposed the mechanics of the region’s system of mass surveillance.

China Cables: Who Are the Uighurs and Why Mass Detention?
Fergus Shiel and Sasha Chavkin · November 24, 2019

To better explain China’s actions and the findings of the China Cables, we answer some key questions about who is involved, the crackdown’s origins, and the significance of the secret documents.

China Cables exposes chilling details of mass detention in Xinjiang
Scilla Alecci · November 24, 2019

A new leak of classified Chinese government documents has exposed the secret details behind China’s mass detention camps.

Read the China Cables Documents
ICIJ · November 24, 2019

Download and read the classified documents at the heart of the China Cables.

Xinjiang’s Architect of Mass Detention: Zhu Hailun
Sasha Chavkin · November 24, 2019

The man who signed China’s confidential plans for sweeping extrajudicial detentions and internment camps in Xinjiang had a “lot of ground experience in the trickiest parts of Xinjiang.”