Observers have long warned of rising forced labor in Xinjiang. Satellite images show factories built just steps away from cell blocks.
In a lush countryside idyll known for its horse farms and fields of yellow flowers, China built a system of total control.
A Uighur Woman Who Was At Risk Of Being Forcibly Sent Back To China And Detained Has Arrived Safely In The US
Tursunay Ziyawudun is among a small number of former detainees who have left China and spoken publicly about their experiences in internment camps in the Xinjiang region.
“One thing that stood out to me in these interviews [with former detainees] was how much it harmed them to be forcibly detained for no reason, or not being told a reason."
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have been held inside Xinjiang’s camps, but very little is known about life inside. BuzzFeed News spoke to dozens of ex-detainees.
China's Baidu blanked out parts of its mapping platform. We used those locations to find a network of buildings bearing the hallmarks of prisons and internment camps in Xinjiang. Here's how we did it.
China rounded up so many Muslims in Xinjiang that there wasn’t enough space to hold them. Then the government started building.
Tursunay Ziyawudun endured months of interrogations and ritual humiliations at the hands of camp officials before she was released. She's terrified she's about to be sent back.
“These entities have been implicated in human rights violations and abuses ... against Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups."
In a blog post, Apple also pushed back on claims made by Google researchers and claimed the attack was more limited than first thought.
These New Facebook Ads From Chinese State Media Want You To Believe Xinjiang’s Muslim Internment Camps Are Just Great
BuzzFeed News found two ads placed in the last three days casting doubt on human rights violations in Xinjiang, where the Chinese government has detained more than a million people.
Activists are rallying to prevent a Uighur man in Qatar from being sent back to China, where he could be sent to an internment camp
The deputy chief of mission in China’s embassy in Pakistan then pivoted to dunking on racism in the US and fighting with a former US national security adviser before deleting the tweets.
A group funded by the local Chinese Embassy is collecting data on Pakistan’s Uighurs, worrying the community. The embassy claims it’s never heard of the group.
Following a report from BuzzFeed News, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Tom Suozzi want to scrutinize the ties between US institutional investors and two successful Chinese facial recognition companies, SenseTime and Megvii.
Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups: SenseTime and Megvii. The Chinese government is using their technologies to surveil and profile its own citizens.
Ferkat Jawdat, who lives in Virginia, told BuzzFeed News that China was using his relatives “as hostages.”
Turkey is one of the few Muslim-majority countries to call out China’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims. A BuzzFeed News investigation finds that several Turkish nationals have also disappeared, something that has never been publicly acknowledged by Turkey.
The raids are the latest in a Chinese move against unregistered religious institutions.
Up to a dozen Uighurs with residency in Australia have come up missing after traveling to China, activists say. One woman’s family fears the worst.
China is using its huge digital surveillance system, and the threat of sending family members to reeducation camps, to pressure minorities to spy on their fellow exiles.
A Human Rights Watch investigation found the Chinese government is gathering DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans, and blood types of millions of people in the country's far west.
Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”
The four were allegedly promised citizenship three years ago. Now "they are stuck in the Bermuda Triangle."