Built to Last

Built to Last

Remember when everyone was impressed by how quickly China could build new hospitals for treating Covid patients? Well, they are building other infrastructure quickly, too. This Buzzfeed investigation reveals what has long been suspected: the vast, growing infrastructure for long-term detention and incarceration of Uighurs. The methods they used in this investigation are just as interesting: They searched Baidu Maps, China’s equivalent to Google Maps, for censored areas and used other satellite imagery to figure out what’s being hidden. They found no less than 268 newly built compounds.

From Weekly Filet #314, in August 2020.

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