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Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (March 21, 2019)

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22.03.2019

1. WSJ: China Razes Territory, Dismantling a Culture, Authorities take down once-bustling Uighur neighborhoods

In this old Silk Road city in western China, a state security campaign involving the detention of vast numbers of people has moved to its next stage: demolishing their neighborhoods and purging their culture.

Two years after authorities began rounding up Urumqi’s mostly Muslim ethnic Uighur residents, many of the anchors of Uighur life and identity are being uprooted. Empty mosques remain, while the shantytown homes that surrounded them have been replaced by glass towers and retail strips like many found across China.


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