- 12:10PM to 1:30PM
- Baker Hall Room 116
Researchers estimate the Chinese government has detained hundreds of thousands or more ethnic minority Muslims in mass camps in the western region of Xinjiang. In streets and homes, ubiquitous state surveillance watches for an ever-growing list of prohibited behavior, from growing a beard to refusing to eat pork to owning a compass. The Chinese government claims this campaign is necessary to curb "radicalization" in Xinjiang, but it appears more to be a systematic effort to undermine and repress the culture and religion of Xinjiang's ethnic minority Muslims.