Age of the Dragon

China has fine-tuned its instruments of control over the Uighurs

Bradley Perrett
By Bradley Perrett
October 21 2021 - 7:00pm
A Uighur man drinks tea at a tea shop in Kashgar City, Xinjiang, in 2017. Tension is increasing in the region due to westward Han majority migration and increased government control. Picture: Getty Images

Try to imagine yourself living the life of a Uighur, a Muslim native to the western Chinese territory called Xinjiang. Your imagination will have to work hard.

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Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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