BBC report on China's vast internment camp system tries to probe past government handlers

BBC report on China’s vast internment camp system tries to probe past government handlers

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[Intellectual Takeout] Adorned with bright smiles and clothed in colorful garb, Uighur Muslims held in political reeducation camps flash across the screen as they sing and dance triumphantly to the words that President Xi Jinping wrote just for them.

VIDEO: [BBC News] Very revealing documentary into China’s ‘thought transformation’ camps, currently holding an estimated three million religious ‘dissidents’ against their will. [Jun 18, 2019]


These sights, captured by the BBC, are what the Chinese government wants journalists and the outside world to see.

No amount of colorful displays of political allegiance, however, can hide the reality: Not one of these people is in a political reeducation facility of their own accord.

One interchange in the video is especially telling. The BBC reporter asks one of the men whether it was his choice to be in a political reeducation facility. “Yes,” he replies. “A policeman at my village told me to get enrolled in the school and transform my thoughts.”

The reporter also speaks to Chinese officials. Nearly every one alludes to the notion that the roughly 800,000 to 1 million people interned in Xinjiang are affected by religious extremism and in need of reeducation so that their thinking aligns with the Chinese Communist Party.

This article continues at [Intellectual Takeout] BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature of China’s ‘Thought Transformation’ Camps

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