This all-day conference will provide a critical examination of the mass detention of Uyghurs (and other Turkic Muslims) in “reeducation” camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) by providing analysis of the available evidence, historical and political background, and domestic and foreign policy implications of the “reeducation” camps.
In this seminar I examine the heated debates within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership between 1958 and 1962 over the issue of collective land.
The Chinese Communist Party’s priority is to pre-empt all perceived threats to state security, which means the Party must not only protect its existing power, but also continuously expand its power outward. Information fuels the CCP’s power protection and enables the tools used to make it stick. Tools include “smart cities’ technologies” and the “social credit system”.
Lung Yingtai resigned as culture minister of Taiwan in December 2014, and in 2017 she decided to move to a small town in southern Taiwan to take care of her aged mother.