Residents watch a convoy of security personnel and armoured vehicles in a show of force through central Kashgar in Xinjiang in November. Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China’s most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens’ personal information. Photo: AP

China using big data as repression tool in restive Xinjiang region, Human Rights Watch says

Integrated Joint Operations Platform tracks almost all citizens of the Turkic-speaking Muslim Uygur ethnic minority, group says

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Residents watch a convoy of security personnel and armoured vehicles in a show of force through central Kashgar in Xinjiang in November. Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China’s most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens’ personal information. Photo: AP
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