The Xinjiang Data Project

The Xinjiang Data Project

The Xinjiang Data Project brings together rigorous, empirical research on the human rights situation for Uyghurs and other non-Han nationalities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in western China. It focuses on a core set of topics including mass internment camps, surveillance and emerging technologies, forced labour and supply chains, the ‘re-education’ campaign, deliberate cultural destruction and other human rights issues.

Drawing on open source data including satellite imagery, Chinese government documents, official statistics and a range of authoritative reports and academic studies, the Xinjiang Data Project documents the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing program of human rights abuses and tech-enhanced authoritarianism in Xinjiang, and explores its global implications

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Cultural erasure
Tracing the destruction of Uyghur and Islamic spaces in Xinjiang

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ASPI Report
Genomic surveillance: Inside China's DNA dragnet
by Emile Dirks, James Leibold
Jun 17, 2020
Research Report
China’s algorithms of repression: Reverse engineering a Xinjiang Police mass surveillance app
by Maya Wang
May 1, 2019
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