ChinaFile Presents: The Situation in Xinjiang

On October 29, ChinaFile and the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of New York University School of Law co-hosted a discussion with historian Rian Thum and journalists Gulchehra Hoja of Radio Free Asia and James Palmer of Foreign Policy on the human rights crisis in the far-western region of Xinjiang. Panelists described the historical context for the current mass incarcerations and the scale and pervasiveness of the policy’s effects. Jessica Batke, Senior Editor for ChinaFile, moderated the conversation.

In the video clip below, Hoja describes her family’s experience with the camps. Video of the complete discussion is available above.



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See more ChinaFile reporting on the mass detentions in Xinjiang here.