China’s Vanishing Muslims: Undercover In The Most Dystopian Place In The World

China’s Uighur minority live a dystopian nightmare of constant surveillance and brutal policing. At least one million of them are believed to be living in what the U.N. described as a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy,” while many Uighur children are taken to state-run orphanages where they're indoctrinated into Chinese customs.

The Uighurs' plight has largely been kept hidden from the world, thanks to China’s aggressive attempts to suppress the story at all costs.

VICE News’ Isobel Yeung posed as a tourist to gain unprecedented access to China’s western Xinjiang region, which has been nearly unreachable by journalists.

She and our crew experienced China’s Orwellian surveillance and harassment first-hand during their time in Xinjiang, and captured chilling hidden-camera footage of eight Uighur men detained by police in the middle of the night. We spoke with members of the Uighur community about their experience in these camps, and about China’s attempts to silence their history and lifestyle under the cover of darkness.

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  • VICE News’ Isobel Yeung posed as a tourist to gain unprecedented access to China’s western Xinjiang region, which has been nearly unreachable by journalists. Watch Next: Life Inside Assad's Syria -

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    • @адидас жизнь 100% right

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    • Vice constantly produces the most ridiculous journalism/investigations I know. But hey, it's all about appearing cool and at the top of modernity.

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    • 英国间谍女孩伪装成游客,希望能拍到种族灭绝的震惊场面,却让他们失望了!职业培训,政府让新疆人能够学会一种技能,摆脱贫困,为啥不可以呢?西方白人就想抹黑中国,阻挠中国发展,制造民族矛盾,如果你们白人真关心人权,给非洲人多点教育培训吧! British spy girls disguised as tourists, hoping to capture shocking scenes of genocide, but disappointed them! Vocational training, the government allows Xinjiang people to learn a skill to get rid of poverty, why not? Western white people want to discredit China, obstruct China's development, and create ethnic conflicts. If you white people really care about human rights, give Africans more education and training!

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  • We killed Muslim in Iraq, we killed Muslim in Syria but we really care about Muslim in China.

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  • I miss how perfect the world was 20 years ago

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  • I understand this video got debunked. There is nothing here except commentary by these two so called tourists, unless I am missing something. She mentioned her footage deleted by police on the street, but why was it included in this video. Lol.

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  • This is just anti Asian propaganda.

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  • its funny how socialism always results in genocide :) sorry karen, just facts

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  • at least somewhere is standing upto these violent extremists.

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  • Wheres the coverage of Palestines disappearing Muslims

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  • I hate to be that guy on a serious vid like this, but what's up with the neighbours seen bottom left @ 18:00?

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  • Donald Trump love Muslims?😤

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  • Americans are doing more atrocious acts on muslims. Btw black lives matters!

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  • Do you call 40 million pious muslims as disappearing?

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  • Imagine if all of the American activists claiming they're oppressed over here went to China. They'd all disappear. The Chinese government wouldn't tolerate their mess for a second.

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    • @T One of two things would come from it. They'd learn the definition of oppression or they wouldn't talk about it anymore.

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    • You say that like it’s a good thing

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  • ISOBEL have more balls than i can dream of and this is some of the best journalism on the planet, good job guys, and thank you

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  • Seeing the nonsense of the Western media, I really feel disgusting. I really don’t want to say anything. I will tell you the fact that under the policy of genocide, the Uyghur population has grown much faster than the Han population, and Uyghur students enjoyed significantly better privileges than Han Chinese in many aspects such as college entrance examination, employment, and promotion.

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  • What a nonsense video. Isobel Yeung should be ashamed of spreading so many lies.

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  • Lotta wumao in here

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  • this has been happening worldwide for a long time... wtf did you think? who do you think owns you??? well, check your passp@rt... 2020 highlight of the intl gov and medical terrorism.. not over yet...

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  • In your words, 911 was just poor Muslims coming against American violence

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  • Meanwhile in Poland:

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  • You know this is the time to annihilate all the religions far in world and live as humans. We don't need this shitty badging to identify ourselves whats the use of it when your god whom you worship isn't able to help you.

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  • May the LORD bless and protect all involved

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  • Human rights should take action against fasist chinese govt

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  • OMG please help the Muslim there…and also Muslim in iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan , Pakistan , iran…

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  • This comment is for the algorithm. It's awful anyone has to live like this.

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  • I gotta say though, China has got super effective policies for stopping Islamic extremist.😂😂😂 Plus this is a net positive for America. If China becomes the #1 infidel country targeted by foriegn terrorists, that'd be great for the US. Keep up the great work China👍

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  • it's Journalism......🔥👍🏻 Keep itup..... Vice...

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  • You are brave. The world needs people likes you. Thank you .

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  • Who is here after she got Pulitzer Prize? Proud India🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

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  • Big paycheck coming

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  • Muslims in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Palestine are playing with guns. Thanks to the United States, the hypocritical democracy of European and American countries

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  • this is the fault of Israel!

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  • Why is she looking for trouble? She's literally following and antagonizing someone who works for the CCP which isn't smart. She could've been apprehended right then and there. What they're doing is great but I'm just advising, for your own safety, to be a little bit more careful. I'm surprised you didn't get arrested.

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  • Any muslims here ? . Specially Indian mulims who eats in this country and praise pakistan and china . I am sorry to say but China is terrorism free only by doing this and rest all world should follow the same foot steps to make their country Islam free /terrorism frre

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  • to see lots of chinese people deny this problem exists or even support it on the down-low makes me honestly sick

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  • She said “American” why tf his face light up like that😂😂😂

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  • This is what is coming for America! We been sold out by people like Biden for a pile of cash! But never doubt we want make it right when the times come! We will never live like this! Hooraa

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  • any group that wants to use islam as political tool ...usually ends up falling on its own sword !!

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  • China has a good reason for it

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  • Seems like they’re trying to start a state like North Korea

    • Trying to? Who do you think the North Koreans got their ideas from?

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  • Show this to Pakistan

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    • We don’t like radicals either. China is trying to re-educate them. We just killed them in Waziristan.

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  • Megha Rajagopalan, an Indian-origin journalist, along with two contributors has won the Pulitzer Prize for innovative investigative reports that exposed a vast infrastructure of prisons and mass internment camps secretly built by China for detaining hundreds of thousands of Muslims in its restive Xinjiang region.

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    • is there is a video ??

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  • This is a good strategy that western countries may use to sanction and slow down China's development, and to create public opinion that is not conducive to China. There are so many human rights issues in other countries but no one pays attention. The sad thing is that China is still developing at a high speed, and improve its system step by step, those who oppose it are extremely angry, but there is nothing to do. I feel very pleased about this. Good job.

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  • Very slanted reporting 🙄

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    • ?

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  • Why do you want China to "defund the police?" They are fighting terrorism. You act like those security officers where stalking you. They where there for your safety and everyone else. Is this behavior only considered stalking if you identify as a female?

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    • @Wali Ahmed let me guess you think everywhere should be a Chaz autonomous zone? This is what law and order looks like. Before it was a bunch of radical Uighurs throwing molotov cocktails. Now look at it. Everything is peaceful, and unlike your country we give our minorities the power of an education. We encourage our children by letting them know that everyone is the same. Your country consists of a bunch of racists that teach radical race theory. Do you think white people are superior?

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    • @Wali Ahmed then you believe that China should defund the police to stabilize the area? Why are you against law, order, and unity? Do you hate your country? Are you not a patriot of your country?

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    • Are u serious? You think the officers they were there to protect them? My god i can't believe your arrogance watch the fucking video again with your ears open

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  • Stay free taiwan

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  • Americans: We hate Muslims We hate Chinese But we really care about Chinese Muslims.

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    • both are wrong, simple

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  • Boycott Chinese products!

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  • another sad muslim story

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  • they should do the same thing in the US and UK and Europe....

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    • same with china, in other word, both are wrong

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  • Unbelievable! ALL comments from viewers only get Thumps Up. NO One single Thumps down!

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  • Once we and the uygurs ruled all Asia that people had to build so called great wall.Can you guess who were we? btw awesome journalism.

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  • May be "Ni hao" means something terrifying in chinese😂😂

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  • Vice seeing the demographic of europeans in europe going down: good Cice seeing the demographic of muslims in china go down: nooooo!!! This is a crime

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  • Watch this! This man literally shows you step by step how genocide in Xinjiang is carried out:

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  • Que d

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  • Reality might be even more worse. Thats china for u

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  • From Bangladesh what about Palestine , USA gives weapons to kills Muslims. UN, Amnesty, Human rights all are American agent.

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  • It is so ironic that a number of Muslims and countries are speaking out against oppression in some (mostly secular) Western countries like France and US, but when the same oppression is being done in their fellow Uighur Muslims in China, they kept themselves mum. (And, please don't show us the agressive propaganda from Chinese state-owned media outlets as sources.)

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  • based china... wait

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  • so party much people who says muslims are terrorist saying other people are treating muslim's like terrorist people who racists calling out other people for been racists just fk both of you really

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  • That guy is not very good at staying low profile.

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  • And u do look suspicious. That's Why u got questioned. Especially u keep walking around the school like a bad guy

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    • Which school has wire fences and kids can't go home even if you want

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  • I don't c the police "hard " at all. They r Uyghur, and they are protecting their own people. and this lady is so rule to disturbing the local people.

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    • protecting for what and why? with heavy surveilance? when someone afraid to voice any of their concern and there is a state police who trying to silence any concern then there are something wrong, you should learn more kiddo

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  • This is disgusting, how are we allowing this to happen time and time again throughout history? I’m a Christian not Muslim but I don’t care what other people do or don’t believe in. These people are not animals, they are beautiful people with a rich heritage and a belief system that means a lot to them. I am so ashamed that these wonderful people are being persecuted, its absolutely evil.

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    • They've started targeting churches too.

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    • Guess human beings living in peace is a dream😔

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  • Si tiene unos webotes, al hacer este reportaje

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  • Seeing places you've been to (before the crackdown) in these Xinjiang videos never fails to be a solid gut punch.

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  • Now I understand what Biden meant by Unity.

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  • VICE has some of the best documentaries, I really love the grade A journalism here. Keep doing great things VICE!

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  • Oh I thought there is a genocide going on but I guess that's fake news. Nonetheless, we should address the real issue here. Calling it a genocide only makes it easier for them to discredit the evidence and dismiss the problem.

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  • You guys are so brave, awesome doco!

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  • Biggest terrorist group in the world is CPC.

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  • I feel very confident that little girl at the end is now in one of those camps because of this. Probably her family too.

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  • The way that Han farmer lady talked about Uighurs is how I've heard some white Americans talk about Hispanics or African Americans. It's sad that looking down on minority groups seems to be a universal part of humanity, though what China is doing here is an extreme example.

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  • Fantastic journalism, i too agree that the Uighur Muslims should live on, all women must be covered, alhamdulalilah!

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  • racist af

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  • I am very happy that chinese are doing this if u want east turkministan and radical islam than this will happen

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    • No wonder India is the worst country to handle covid

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    • Typical ihumane Indian, didn't expect more

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    • you do realize Turkmenistan is majority Muslim right?

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  • The ending freaks me out with kindergarten songs

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  • I see this doco and i get really frustrated when socialist students talk about the good things about communism - this is the reality of a communist state

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    • what do you think your state is??? just diff colors.. wake up

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  • Damn, she is so brave. I have so much respect for her and other people doing similar things. Thank you. you are a true journalist.

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  • Safe uygurs

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  • In a world where people are a primary resource, we raise that up of a tree.

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  • And people call the United States a police state.

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    • United States isn't much better even though it's so much better than China

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  • keep up the good work, making more western idiots

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  • Once there are a very small number of people who had provoked racial conflicts, killed, wounded, and robbed the lives of ordinary people, affecting their daily lives. The police risked their lives to maintain daily orders, I think there is nothing wrong with them. Yes, the economy of some ethnic minority areas is indeed lagging behind the southeast, but many of the policies given to them are much better than those of other developed areas, especially the poverty alleviation policies in recent years, and their lives there have been greatly improved. After graduating from university, some of my classmates also went to work for poverty alleviation and worked for several years. Many of us travel and even live there, can feel the very different lives. Although the contradiction of racial discrimination once existed, I hope that people can also see the problem from a developmental perspective, What you see may not be the fact that you imagined. It takes more time to understand the real cause. At least, in the eyes of most people like us, if no polices maintain law and order, and our lives are completely insecure. Of course each thing has good and bad everywhere, we cannot use one summary for all.

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  • Giving me some residential school vibes. This is so sad.

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  • I think the whole world should follow china's example

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    • Shows your true colours

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  • Funny is no Muslim wanna acknowledge this but the entire 2 billion Muslim population will cry for Palestinians that's the hypocrisy I don't like

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  • 2:30 thats how muslims should be treated worldwide

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    • Funny how you say we hate western people.Well the west hates us

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  • That security guy following her sitting behind the the truck looks like he was using restroom

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  • jin 1337 said ' Its the 21st century full of information but also misinformation.'

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  • Is any country can stop china on doing unhuman things? I dont have the answer but I hope one day it will happen but when I dont know.

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  • It is so sad to see that China is trying hard to eliminate their culture, language and population. Nobody deserve to live like that no matter what races you are.

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    • They do this with every ethnic minority

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  • This is fucked

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