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16 February 2018

Public lecture: Surveilled, re-educated and assimilated

Upcoming public lecture by Public talk by Ildikó Bellér-Hann & Rune Steenberg Reyhé, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

"While Xi Jinping’s massive transcontinental “Belt and Road Initiative” (also known as the New Silk Road) has received a great deal of academic and media coverage, much less attention has been paid to the plight of the 12 million strong Muslim populations native to the area most central to this development project. The diverse groups inhabiting the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region situated in China’s far northwest include the Turkic speaking Uyghur, Kazakh and Kyrgyz that have in recent years been increasingly subjected to various securitization policies, such as high-tech surveillance, house searches, re-education and arrests."

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