China giving Uighurs alarm-raising passport chips

World Bulletin, 16 June 2014

Uighurs and Tibetans in China have been given separate codes in the chips in their passports. It has been established that China has been carrying out acts of ethnic discrimination towards the native Uighur Turks in East Turkestan (China’s Xinjiang province) by placing a specially designed electronic chips in their e-passports.

When the e-passports of the Uyghur Turks are scanned through the sensors at control points, a loud alarm goes off.

After the alarm goes off, security is alerted that the individual is an Uighur. The Uighur is then pulled over into a side room where he or she is searched once again.

Chinese officials said that although the different code in Uighur and Tibetan e-passports were accepted as “unofficial” measures, the command had come from the central administration.

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