Leak reveals the scale of Beijing’s repressive control over Xinjiang | ABC News

A leaked cache of secret Chinese Government documents reveals how authorities in Xinjiang province red-flagged 23 Australian citizens during a security crackdown that consigned tens of thousands of people to arbitrary detention and mass indoctrination.

The documents tell how the Australian citizens were identified among 75 people from China’s Muslim minorities who were singled out in the surveillance sweep because of their passports.

While the fate of the Australians is unknown, the confidential report instructs public security officials to deport or detain those foreign passport holders for whom “suspected terrorism cannot be ruled out”.

The documents dating from 2017 are part of a collection of highly classified Chinese Government papers. They were obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and shared with ABC News and 16 other international media partners.

The so-called China Cables leak provides a rare insight into what has been described as a dystopian world of surveillance, detention, re-education and forced labour designed to assimilate and pacify Xinjiang’s Muslims.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-25/china-cables-beijings-xinjiang-secrets-revealed/11719016

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