China’s been accused of detaining more than a million Uighur Muslims in what UN human rights experts says resembles “a massive internment camp, shrouded in secrecy, a sort of no-rights zone.” It’s reported the camps are in the western region of Xinjiang. China denies such camps exist, but says criminals involved in minor offences are sent to what it calls “vocational education and employment training centres” to help with their reintegration into society. About 10 million Uighur live mostly in Xinjiang region. China says its crackdown there is to protect peace and prevent what it calls terrorism. There have been ethnic riots in recent years and Uighur separatists have been blamed for several attacks, including one in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 2013. Inside Story on Thursday coincides with The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances which is commemorated by the United Nations to remember the tens of thousands of people – maybe hundreds of thousands – abducted by police or government agents in various countries around the world. Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra Guests: Andrew Leung, international and independent China Strategist. Andreas Fulda, lecturer at the school of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham. Adrian Zenz, expert on China’s minority policy. – Subscribe to our channel: – Follow us on Twitter: – Find us on Facebook: – Check our website:


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