The Chinese regime transferred a general to Hong Kong who led the brutal crackdown in Xinjiang

The head of the Chinese regime, Xi Jinping, in a picture from the Museum of the Communist Party in Beijing. He ordered the transfer of a police chief who controlled Xinjiang to Hong Kong (Reuters) (CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS /)

A general who led the special counterterrorism forces of China in Xinjiang was promoted to lead the army of the Chinese regime in Hong Kongstate media reported. Beijing is reshaping power in the financial city after huge pro-democracy protests in 2019.

By virtue of the city’s mini-constitution, Hong Kong has its own police force, but China it has maintained military barracks since the return in 1997, when British colonial forces left. A new national security law also empowered mainland Chinese agents to operate openly in the city..

The official Chinese news agency Xinhua announced Sunday that Major General Peng jingtang, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the People’s Armed Police, has been appointed commander of the garrison of Hong Kong by the head of the regime and the Chinese Communist Party (PCC) Xi Jinping. In this way, the autocracy is expected to maintain a harsh policy of control and repression in the city that once enjoyed full freedoms.

Among the few details from the state media about the career of Peng it is known that he was head of Staff of the Armed Police Corps in Xinjiang, which is part of China’s paramilitary police force. In Xinjiang is where the regime proposed to create concentration camps to violate the minorities that work there under the excuse that they carried out terrorist activities.

The new commander of Hong Kong He was a key player in the control and repression in the northern region of the vast country.

Three years ago Reference News -a branch of Xinhua– reported that he had been trained in Xinjiang a special force called Mountain Eagle Command for counterterrorism needs in the region and throughout China”.

A guard at a watchtower at Kashgar Prison in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, May 3, 2021. The area was controlled by Commander Peng Jingtang, the commander now transferred to Hong Kong by Xi Jinping ( Reuters)
A guard at a watchtower at Kashgar Prison in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, May 3, 2021. The area was controlled by Commander Peng Jingtang, the commander now transferred to Hong Kong by Xi Jinping ( Reuters) (THOMAS PETER /)

In recent years, China has applied tough security measures in Xinjiang following ethnic unrest in the capital, deploying paramilitary forces and mass surveillance systems to crack down on what the Communist Party describes as widespread Islamic extremism and separatism in the region.

Activists claim that at least one million Uyghurs and other Turkish-speaking minorities, mostly Muslim, have been detained in the Xinjiang camps.

Concentration camps

Despite the large number of complaints by the international community and of humanitarian organizations, the Chinese regime continued throughout 2021 to expand its extensive network of concentration camps in the Xinjiang region, located in the northwest of the country. There, The Uighur Muslim minority has been subjected to forced labor for years and is the victim of systematic human rights violations.

According to data provided by an investigation of BuzzFeed News, the regime’s prisons have enough space to detain more than a million people at the same time. Specifically, to 1,014,883 throughout Xinjiang. That is enough space to simultaneously incarcerate more than 1 in 25 residents of that Chinese region, which represents a figure seven times greater than the criminal detention capacity of the United States, the country with the highest official incarceration rate in the world.

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A person stands guard at a tower at the perimeter fence of Detention Center No. 3 in Dabancheng, western China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, on April 23, 2021. (AP Photo / Mark Schiefelbein) Schiefelbein /)

That estimate is in line with data provided by researchers, humanitarian organizations, and even the UN. A 2018 analysis of the academic Adrian zenz that was made from a leaked database of detainee numbers for 65% of Xinjiang counties indicated one million detainees. Chinese Human Rights DefendersMeanwhile, he published a similar estimate that year, based on interviews with Uighur exiles.

Until last August, 268 facilities were identified. This research includes those and 79 others discovered by BuzzFeed News and other organizations; Not included are the more than 100 concentration camps that were built before 2016 and are likely to continue to operate.

These factors would further raise the estimate of more than a million detainees simultaneously.

The findings of this study reflect what researchers, UN officials, Western governments, and humanitarian activists have long held: “China’s arrest campaign in Xinjiang is the largest directed against a religious minority since the Nazi camps of World War II.”

As the complaints grow, the Xi Jinping regime maintains that it is about “vocational education and training centers“Designed for”eradicate extremist thoughts”. In 2018, a senior Xinjiang government official indicated that concentration camps are intended to “get rid of the environment and soil that breeds terrorism and religious extremism, and stop violent terrorist activities”.

(With information from Bloomberg and international media) .-


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