China's Forgotten People
Xinjiang, Terror and the Chinese State
After isolated terrorist incidents in 2015, the Chinese leadership has cracked down hard on Xinjiang and its Uyghurs. Today, there are thought to be up to a million Muslims held in 're-education camps' in the Xinjiang region of North-West China. One of the few Western commentators to have lived in the region, journalist Nick Holdstock travels into the heart of the province and reveals the Uyghur story as one of repression, hardship and helplessness. China's Forgotten People explains why repression of the Muslim population is on the rise in the world's most powerful one-party state. This updated and revised edition reveals the background to the largest known concentration camp network in the modern world, and reflects on what this means for the way we think about China.
1 Drawing Boundaries
2 'Liberation': The Communist Era Begins
3 'Opening Up'
4 Striking Hard: The 1990s
6 The Peacock Flies West
7 Urumqi and After: Learning the Wrong Lessons
8 'A Perfect Bomb'