@DariImpio
Daria Impiombato
3 months ago
🔴NEW @ASPI_ICPC REPORT is out! 'The architecture of repression: Unpacking Xinjiang's governance' by @xu_xiuzhong , @jleibold & moi analyses 🇨🇳's party-state governance systems in Xinjiang (2014-21), as the region's human rights crises unfold 🧵(1/8)
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@DariImpio
Daria Impiombato
3 months ago
The project includes an interactive chart of ~170 administrative units involved in Xinjiang governance since 2014. It covers party, state, military, etc. entities at central, regional, prefecture/county and local levels with easy navigation tools (2/8)
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@DariImpio
Daria Impiombato
3 months ago
Each office includes explanatory text, images & links to authoritative sources highlighting the role of that organ in operationalising the party-state’s repressive policy in XJ since 2014. Accessible by clicking on the boxes in our chart 👇 (3/8)
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@DariImpio
Daria Impiombato
3 months ago
The 'Guided Tours' features explore some of the key aspects of XJ's repressive governance at length, such as propaganda and indoctrination, human surveillance programs, re-education facilities, coercive labour transfers and populations control (4/8)
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@DariImpio
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3 months ago
Through the tours, the chart moves + highlights offices featured in the text. Eg. the Propaganda tour outlines XJ’s propaganda work, w/ public loyalty pledges, lectures, chants, denunciation sessions of ‘extremists’ and ‘two-faced people’ and more (5/8)
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@DariImpio
Daria Impiombato
3 months ago
The chart also has a Glossary feature, where we summarise & explain the most commonly used (and potentially confusing) 'party-speak' Chinese terms. Hovering over the highlighted text will prop the explainer 👇 (6/8)
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@DariImpio
Daria Impiombato
3 months ago
To build this, we located and scrutinised thousands of Chinese-language sources, including leaked police records and previously unpublished government budget documents. Most importantly, we have made this archive of sources publicly available on @documentcloud (7/8)
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@DariImpio
Daria Impiombato
3 months ago
We believe an in-depth understanding of Xinjiang’s governance structures and processes and their relationship to wider national policies is fundamental to understand Chinese party-state mechanisms and better inform 🇨🇳-related policy. (8/8)
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@DariImpio
Daria Impiombato
3 months ago
(✨) It's been an incredible journey, endless learning process. I'm filled w/ admiration & gratitude towards @xu_xiuzhong & @jleibold for giving me the chance to be part of their team, teaching me SO much. Thanks to @FergusHanson & @DaniellesCave for supporting us along the way!
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@Techjournalisto
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3 months ago
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3 months ago
@DariImpio @ASPI_ICPC @xu_xiuzhong @jleibold Wonderful, added this to the list if OSINT stories! Excellent stuff
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