China to deploy drones, wire fencing along Xinjiang border to prevent infiltration

The Hindustan Times, 3 May 2017

The Hindustan Times — China will deploy drones, install surveillance cameras and barbed wire fencing to patrol the over 5,600-kilometre border of its restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang province bordering the PoK and Afghanistan to curb infiltration of Uyghur militants, a media report said on Tuesday.

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China’s Xinjiang Region to Use Drones to Enhance Border Security

Sputnik, 2 May 2017

Sputnik — The authorities of China’s northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region intend to use drones to patrol the region’s borders as part of the broader program to enhance security, Xinjiang’s deputy chairman Jerla Isamudin said Tuesday.

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Interpol Is Helping Enforce China’s Political Purges

Foreign Policy, 21 April 2017

By Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian — November 2016, Interpol, the international police body, received its first Chinese president, Meng Hongwei. This wasn’t strange: China is a member in good standing of the organization, and Meng, who had previously served as vice minister of public security in Beijing, was duly elected by its general assembly. But Meng’s ascension also aroused suspicion because of China’s own record on blurring police work and politics — a pattern that some feared would carry over into Interpol’s work.

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Authorities Urge Kyrgyz Herdsmen to Spy on Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia, 18 April 2017

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RFA Uyghur Service — Local authorities are urging Kyrgyz herdsmen in the mountains of a far-western prefecture in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region to report suspicious people and events to the government in a new move to move to monitor Muslim Uyghurs in the restive area.

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Beijing Launches “All-Out Offensive” Against Uyghur Minority

Sydney Criminal Lawyers, 8 March 2017

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By Paul Gregoire — Beijing has unleashed an “all-out offensive” in the far western province of Xinjiang on the pretext of a terrorist threat from members of the nation’s predominantly Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority.

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Western China Region Aims to Track People by Requiring Car Navigation

The New York Times, 27 February 2017

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By Edward Wong — Officials in China’s largest prefecture, in the far-western region of Xinjiang, are requiring all drivers there to install a Chinese-made satellite navigation system in their vehicles, according to an official news report this week.

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‘Striking hard’ with ‘thunderous power’: Beijing’s show of force in Xinjiang

The Interpreter, 24 February 2017

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By Michael Clarke — Last weekend Chinese authorities conducted mass parades of thousands of security personnel and military equipment in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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China orders GPS tracking of every car in troubled region

The Guardian, 22 February 2017

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By Tom Phillips — Security officials in China’s violence-stricken north-west have ordered residents to install GPS tracking devices in their vehicles so authorities are able to keep permanent tabs on their movements.

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