A crowd yells at Chinese police during a confrontation in Urumqi, Xinjiang, in 2009. China had declared itself a “victim of international terrorism” eight years earlier, helping “establish the narrative of a Uygur terrorist threat” in Xinjiang, writes Nick Holdstock in China’s Forgotten People: Xinjiang, Terror and the Chinese State. Photo: Reuters

An ‘Orwellian nightmare’ in Xinjiang – how China concocted an Islamic terror threat of its own

  • China conveniently created the narrative of a Uygur Muslim terror threat in Xinjiang after 9/11, a sceptical Nick Holdstock writes in China’s Forgotten People
  • Updated edition covers mass internment of Uygurs since 2014, when documented terror attacks occurred, and the world’s largely indifferent response
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A crowd yells at Chinese police during a confrontation in Urumqi, Xinjiang, in 2009. China had declared itself a “victim of international terrorism” eight years earlier, helping “establish the narrative of a Uygur terrorist threat” in Xinjiang, writes Nick Holdstock in China’s Forgotten People: Xinjiang, Terror and the Chinese State. Photo: Reuters
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