The Chinese government has developed numerous biologically-driven techniques to control ethnic Uyghurs. These techniques range from intrusive to technological, and include population management schemes to increase the risk of potentially fatal communicable diseases such as COVID-19. Join the Newlines Intitute’s panel of experts to discuss the evolution of biological warfare in the modern Chinese state.
Dina Dajani is the former Dep. Director of Displacement and Migration at the Newlines Institute and Co-Chair of the Uyghur Scholars Working Group.
Darren Byler is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he studies the technology and politics of urban life in Chinese Central Asia and around the world. His writing has appeared in Logic, Guardian, and ChinaFile among other publications.
Stefanie Kam Li Yee is a Ph.D. student at the National Security College, Australian National University, and an Associate Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. Her research interests include Chinese counterterrorism policy and securitisation in Xinjiang.
Adrian Zenz is a Senior Fellow in China Studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Washington, D.C. (non-resident), and supervises Ph.D. students at the European School of Culture and Theology, Korntal, Germany. His research focus is on China’s ethnic policy, public recruitment in Tibet and Xinjiang, Beijing’s internment campaign in Xinjiang, and China’s domestic security budgets.