How the Uyghurs are completely in the grip of China

This week in the news: tourists traveling to the Chinese region of Xinjiang will receive a spying app on their phone. All messages and contacts are screened with this. For the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in Xinjiang, this is a daily practice: they are trapped in the government system.

It is a measure of control that we can hardly imagine. On street corners, there are agents at checkpoints who, if you are Uighur, check everything from you. For example, if you use the 'wrong' language, not generally Chinese, you run the risk of being arrested and sent to a camp.

How China keeps the Uyghurs in Xinjiang under control, we explain in the video below:

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