We Aid the Growth of Chinese Tyranny to Our Eternal Shame

Outside a “vocational skills education center” in Dabancheng, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, September 4, 2018 (Thomas Peter/Reuters)
We desperately need to recover our ability to privilege political and moral aims over the immediate exigencies of the market.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W e can’t say we didn’t know.

Reports of the repression of Muslims living in northwestern China have been leaking out for years in drips and drabs. Satellite photos picked up the construction of massive prison facilities in the Xinjiang province. The BBC was even invited into one of the “thought transformation camps,” from which inmates are released a few hours a week, to see the program of patriotic re-education. Inmates were frank with the Beeb’s reporters that religious activity — including prayer — was banned inside the building.

Now, in the last week, a more complete picture of Beijing’s repression campaign has

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