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The “Xinjiang Papers”: How Xi Jinping commands policy in the PRC

The “Xinjiang Papers” reveal the centralized decision-making processes behind mass mobilization, mass detention, and dispersal of Uyghur communities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). This talk explains the thinking and institutional mechanisms that target everyday Uyghur identities as national security threats in Xi Jinping’s Xinjiang policy. It will show how local implementation of arbitrary mass detention and dispersal of Uyghur communities is centrally directed by the party-state towards goals of “Sinicisation” and the “People’s War on Terror.”

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