Asia-Pacific

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.”

Panama Papers and the ‘thin line’ for legal tax dodging
Ritu Sarin, P Vaidyanathan Iyer and Jay Mazoomdaar · November 12, 2019

It’s a thin line that separates tax evasion, which is outright illegal, and tax avoidance, which may or may not be legal.

India strengthens medical device regulation
Scilla Alecci · October 21, 2019

Nearly one year after the Implant Files, India’s health ministry plans to register and regulate medical devices the same way it does drugs.

Counting the dead: How statistics can find unreported killings
Kyra Gurney · September 17, 2019

When investigative journalists Sheila Coronel and her team began counting drug-related killings in the Philippines last year they turned to statistician Patrick Ball to reveal the truth.

Whistleblowers, covering Suharto and making stories ‘bullet-proof’: Meet Wahyu Dhyatmika
Scilla Alecci · September 10, 2019

Wahyu Dhyatmika has been writing stories for as long as he can remember and began working as a reporter in 1996 – when Indonesia was still under the dictatorship of the Suharto regime.