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This Wilson Memo, "The Great Wall of Steel: China’s Use of Transnational Repression to Target Uyghurs," provides insights on the dramatic increase in China's strategic targeting of the Uyghur Muslim population since 1997. The memo examines China's repressive practices such as: asset freezes; passport controls; cyberattacks and malware; intimidation and surveillance from its embassies and consulates; pressure on families and coercion-by-proxy; spying through informants; smear campaigns; abuse of Interpol; abuse of extradition treaties; and use of partner security services to detain Uyghurs wherever they reside, etc.. The memo also provides key policy recommendations for protecting the Uyghur population that the United States can act on. 

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Bradley Jardine

Global Fellow;
Director of Research, Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs
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