China has tested a new submarine-launched missile capable of obliterating San Francisco, an insider has revealed, in a massive boost to the country's 'deterrent'. The Chinese navy tested its state-of-the-art JL-3 missile in Bohai Bay in the Yellow Sea last month, sources said. The nuclear-capable missile has a 5,600 mile range, significantly longer than its predecessor the JL-2, which could strike targets 4,350 miles away. It means that Beijing can now carry out nuclear strikes on America's west coast from the security of its own territorial waters. Though the US Trident II, which is also deployed by the British, outstrips the new Chinese missile by some 2,000 miles, it shows Beijing's commitment to its nuclear defences. The JL-3 has a 5,600 mile range in a considerable boost to its predecessor the JL-2, which could decimate targets 4,350 miles away The missile is designed for launch from China's nuclear-powered Jin Class submarines, which can be armed with 12 JL-2s … [Read more...] about Beijing tests submarine-launched nukes that could OBLITERATE San Francisco from China’s own waters
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DW: Where is information about the re-education camps in Xinjiang coming from? Adrian Zenz: The most important sources are government reports that are often published by local media. These include official government documents, for example travel reports from top officials, or budgetary reports that outline expenditures for facilities. Read more: China's Xinjiang Muslims 'require DNA samples' for travel documents Muslim Uighurs are increasingly being persecuted. Do the reports specifically say: 'We are planning a re-education camp here?' Absolutely. The reports even go into great detail about how the camp system functions. There are camps operated at three administrative levels – village, town and government district. Inmates are treated according to a four-level system corresponding to the "severity" of their case. However, this system is evolving into a mechanism of mass-internment, and this four-level case-differentiation scheme is no longer in … [Read more...] about Is China building ‘political re-education’ camps for Muslim minorities?
China's harsh security policy against ethnic Uighurs in the far western region of Xinjiang has saved the area from "massive turmoil," an official Communist Party paper said Monday. The editorial in Global Times was the first response from China to a worrying United Nations panel on Friday claiming hundreds of thousands of Uighurs have been detained in what "resembles a massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy." "Through the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, the national strength of the country and the contribution of local officials, Xinjiang has been salvaged from the verge of massive turmoil. It has avoided the fate of becoming ‘China's Syria' or ‘China's Libya,'" the editorial said. Watch video 03:00 Share Reeducation in western China Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/2xxws Reports of abusive indoctrination … [Read more...] about China state media justify Muslim Uighur crackdown to prevent ‘China’s Syria’
Kairat Samarkhan looks taciturn and aloof. Or maybe he is just tired after a long day at work. Once he attempted to kill himself by smashing his head against the wall. "I could not stand it anymore," he said. Samarkhan is talking about his "imprisonment" at a "reeducation camp" in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang. International organizations say over a million people are forced to live in these camps. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), a New York-based rights watchdog, human rights violations on this scale have not taken place in China since the Cultural Revolution. Many "reeducation camps" are spread across the region, which is populated by the Muslim minorities of Uighurs and Kazakhs. Read more: UN panel 'alarmed' by reports over Xinjiang 'Nobody believes us' Dozens of people gather at Atajurt, a non-governmental organization in the Kazakh metropolis of Almaty. Many of these people carry photographs and identification documents of their relatives, who have been … [Read more...] about China’s Xinjiang Muslims live in fear of disappearing into camps
Uighurs and members of other Muslim minorities will no longer be deported from Germany to China, the Süddeutscher Zeitung reported on Thursday citing an Interior Ministry response to a Green party information request. The ministry said expulsions had been put on hold because the country analysis department of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees had only recently compiled relevant country information concerning the plight of the Uighurs. Read more: How do deportations work in Germany? China's Uighur heartland turns into security state China's far western Xinjiang region ramps up security Three times a day, alarms ring out through the streets of China's ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, and shopkeepers rush out of their stores swinging government-issued wooden clubs. In mandatory anti-terror drills conducted under police supervision, they fight off imaginary knife-wielding assailants. China's Uighur heartland turns into security state One … [Read more...] about Germany halts Uighur deportations to China