A rising physique of analysis has systematically documented Chinese language efforts to imprison, detain, and re-educate ethnic Uyghur and minority teams all through its western Xinjiang province. On this three-part investigation, RAND researchers discover new information on nighttime lighting in Xinjiang to supply new, empirical insights into China’s efforts to reeducate, detain, and imprison its Uyghur and ethnic minority populations throughout Xinjiang.
This primary report introduces our methodological method and makes use of nighttime lighting information to research the speedy, coordinated development of detention services in Xinjiang over the past decade. It captures the pace and scope with which China’s detention marketing campaign escalated starting in 2016, an inflection level after which development in Xinjiang’s detention services would speed up quickly over the course of a multi-year marketing campaign by way of early 2019.
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