China Cables

Politicians Push For Sanctions, Olympic TV Boycott After China Cables
Sasha Chavkin · December 19, 2019

Pressure continues to grow on the Chinese government, with calls for asset freezes and Winter Olympics boycotts over its treatment of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.

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.

Watch: A voice for Xinjiang detainees
Scilla Alecci · December 9, 2019

Zumrat Dawut, a Uighur woman who spent time in one of China’s detention camps, has spoken out about her experience on behalf of those still in camps. They “do not have a voice… Now I have the chance. And I choose to be their voice.”

Uighur Woman Tells Dutch Newspaper She Shared Leaked Chinese Government Documents 
Fergus Shiel · December 7, 2019

A Uighur woman in the Netherlands has claimed that she was one of the sources of documents used as part of the China Cables investigation.

US House Demands China Sanctions Over Uighur Crackdown
Sasha Chavkin · December 4, 2019

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for mass detentions and other human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.

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.

How China Targets Uighurs ‘One by One’ for Using a Mobile App
Scilla Alecci · November 24, 2019

Highly classified Chinese government documents reveal Chinese authorities have been targeting users of the Zapya app, as part of their crackdown against the Muslim Uighur population.

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.