“We are not hiding anything,” she said. Seeing the detention centre is just ”not necessary for you.”
11-4-2018 Within minutes of entering Xinjiang I had to register at a highway checkpoint, one in a dense network of armed sites that ensure locals cannot move far without official permission, giving the region the air of an occupied military zone.
An officer in riot gear, noting my journalist visa, demanded to know where I was going before calling ahead to ensure others were alerted to my presence. As he spoke a rifle lay on his desk pointed at my chest. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-the-globes-nathan-vanderklippe-recounts-surveillance-threats-of/