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Uyghur musician tortured to death in China’s concentration camp (bbc.com)
48 points by abc-xyz 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments



Later article from the BBC contradicting this one: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47191952


The question though, is whether to believe the latest video.


Amazing how in 2019 no one can stop them. Or willing to suffer any consequences from stopping them.

>>"We hope the Turkish side will have a correct understanding of the efforts made by China to legally deploy measures..."

Legally yeah, because China itself passed the law.


It sucks for the people being detained right now, but geopolitically there’s not yet a pressing need to stop the Chinese government — the world knows China is without meaningful long-term allies and is weakening on top of that.

Xi only seems to know how to play a Xi-and-China-vs-the-world game, which isn’t a game I’d want to play on the Chinese side.

Anyway, it will all take quite a long time to play out.


It is depressing to think that there is nothing we can do to prevent the rise of dystopian regimes that consolide their power with thru censorship and authoritarianism. The worst is that most people in China support their current government and believes what has been done as for the greater good.


How will we know?

If you were Chinese would you take the risk of speaking out?

'freedom' is all well and good in the abstract, but would you risk yourself for it? Your wife and kids?


Contrast this grim development and international condemnation of China's treatment of its own people with the happy news from Chinese news organizations and government officials about "free vocational training" and "boarding schools." (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/16/internment-cam...) Hundreds of millions of Chinese people and many foreign people exposed to the English-language propaganda believe it, too.


Here's another article on the camps in general

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/China_hidden_cam...


The current HN headline is sensationalised and should be changed.




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