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CGTN published this video item, entitled “From well-educated students to radicalized extremists in Xinjiang” – below is their description.
Well-educated young people have become key recruitment targets for terrorist groups in and outside of Xinjiang. Dolqun Yalqun and Dilnur Eziz were both studying abroad when they came under the influence of extremism. The experience turned both of their lives upside down and ultimately landed them behind bars.
The War in the Shadows: Challenges of Fighting Terrorism in Xinjiang
With unprecedented transparency, this 60-minute film reveals the reasons behind terrorism in Xinjiang from inside of the region. It has exposed for the first time the cases of the “Two-faced” men within the high-ranking officials, and the “problem textbooks” used regionwide. This documentary has also been given unprecedented access to the heart of the region’s counter-terrorism organizations. It contains footage never released before.CGTN YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Xinjiang
Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China, is a vast region of deserts and mountains. It’s home to many ethnic minority groups, including the Turkic Uyghur people. The ancient Silk Road trade route linking China and the Middle East passed through Xinjiang, a legacy that can be seen in the traditional open-air bazaars of its oasis cities, Hotan and Kashgar.