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Global views of China tanked to historic lows last year against a backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, its heavy-handed crackdown on Hong Kong, and rising international awareness of Beijing’s campaign of repression in Xinjiang.Global opinion of China’s handling of Covid-19 is now dramatically more positive|Mary Hui|June 30, 2021|Quartz
Atajurt collects and publishes video testimonies from family members of people imprisoned in China’s internment camps in Xinjiang.
It does not, but its documentation of Xinjiang’s crisis has in part been facilitated by the volunteers of the Atajurt Kazakh Human Rights Organization.
Hoshine — which has previously described its hiring of minorities in Xinjiang as responding to government calls to develop the region — did not respond to requests for comment for this report.
From its three factories in Xinjiang, Hoshine has produced MGS for at least eight of the world’s largest polysilicon makers, according to the company’s public statements and annual reports.
Last July, a group of Uighurs attacked police positions in Lukqun, a small Xinjiang city, leading to 35 deaths.
But, given the growing tension in the region, a fundamental reassessment of China's Xinjiang policy is more necessarily than ever.
And China blocked the site in an apparent effort to contain news on riots in its Xinjiang region.
Neither in Tibet nor in Xinjiang, it seems, do the authorities wish to acknowledge their mistakes.
During my recent visit to Xinjiang, Uighurs told me of unprecedented and far-reaching restrictions on the practice of Islam.