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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Disinformation on Xinjiang
The CCP, fringe media and US social media platforms play a role in shaping the Chinese government's global narrative on Xinjiang.

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Research Report
The global implications of “re-education” technologies in northwest China
by Darren Byler
Jun 8, 2020
TechnologySurveillanceRe-education
ASPI Report
Documenting Xinjiang’s detention system
by Nathan Ruser
Sep 24, 2020
DetentionRe-educationForced Labour+1
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