The documentary was aired by China Central Television on April 2 as part of a campaign to legitimize China’s repressive policies in Xinjiang in a tense international context.
China launched a new propaganda campaign to justify its repressive policies in Xinjiang.In a tense international environment, especially after the EU imposed sanctions on several Chinese officials at the end of March, the national television station CCTV broadcast a documentary on April 2 War in the shadows: Xinjiang’s counter-terrorism challenge, Also broadcast in French by the international branch of the CGTN channel.
This is the latest installment in a series of four documentaries about terrorism in Xinjiang. It aims to show some local officials’ connections with international terrorist organizations and the influence of “two-sided” Uyghur officials, in other words, they are said to be traitors operating in Iraq. Shadow, while holding a responsible position.
According to the documentary, the former local police chief and former Xinjiang Education Bureau officials were sentenced to death, and three other education officials were sentenced to life imprisonment. The latter was accused of participating in the development of textbooks, “It will blur and destroy the sense of national identity”.
On Tuesday, April 6, the Xinjiang government confirmed the death sentences of two officials, suspended for two years and usually sentenced to life imprisonment. These former officials were arrested between 2017 and 2019 when Xinjiang launched a large-scale repression campaign and detained in Xinjiang camps. “Re-education” More than one million members of Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities.After denying the existence of these refugee camps, China now represents them as “Vocational Training Center”.
At the end of March, China responded to sanctions imposed by the European Union, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, which in turn sanctioned dozens of politicians, researchers, and institutions from these countries. In the process, a large-scale boycott of Western clothing brands accused of forced labor in the textile industry by Uyghurs has launched a large-scale boycott. These Western clothing brands have terminated the supply of cotton from Xinjiang.