Policy, Guns and Money: Cultural destruction and detention facilities in Xinjiang

In this special episode, The Strategist’s Anastasia Kapetas speaks to some of the team behind ASPI’s research on Xinjiang about their recently launched Xinjiang Data Project and the potential global implications of China’s treatment of the Uyghurs in the region.

Kelsey Munro, Nathan Ruser and James Leibold discuss their research, which mapped out 380 detention facilities in Xinjiang that have been built or expanded on since 2017.

They also talk about their research on cultural erasure in Xinjiang which traced the destruction of mosques and other significant Uyghur cultural sites in the region and estimated that 16,000 mosques have been destroyed or damaged in the last three years.