Exposed: China’s surveillance of Muslim Uighurs

As China faces increasing criticism over its treatment of its Muslim population, new details emerge about how Beijing spies on Uighurs at home and abroad.

Al Jazeera
Date: Feb. 1, 2019
By: Steve Chao

Sitting in the lobby of a hotel overlooking the Black Sea, waiting for him to arrive, I wonder what kind of person would agree to inform on neighbours, friends and even family for a government accused by rights groups of carrying out a brutal campaign of mass arrests and detention.

As Amat walks in through the glass door, I almost miss him. Wearing grey overalls, a grey cotton-knit hat and a grey bulky jacket, everything about him – from his clothes to his mannerisms – is unremarkable.

“Ni hao (hello),” Amat says softly, greeting me in Mandarin as he casts his eyes down and gently shakes my hand.    [FULL  STORY]