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CHINA WATCH: Weekly Report

Weekly Report 3|7 11.9.2019-11.15.2019 David Gitter, Julia Bowie, Jake Eberts, Brock Erdahl, Sandy Lu, Daniel Shats, and Connor Swank Highlights The Central Committee released new guidelines for party member education and training and, with the State Council, guidelines for patriotic education (see Senior Leaders section).     At the BRICS Summit in Brazil, Xi Jinping made a statement on Hong Kong that was highlighted in official media (see Senior Leaders section).    Qiushi published a speech by Xi Jinping on the salience on the Communist Manifesto for contemporary Chinese communists (see Propaganda Work section).    United Front Work Department Head You Quan explained the Fourth Plenum’s significance for united front work (see United Front section).    The Central Military Commission held a conference on promoting the “grassroots construction” of the military (see CMC section).  Senior Leaders CCP Central Committee General Office Publishes “2019-2023 National Party Mem

Rare leaked documents detail China’s abuse of Muslims in Xinjiang

Photo credit: SupChina illustration by Derek Zheng Over the weekend, the  New York Times published one of the most significant document leaks  from the Chinese government in decades. The 400-plus pages of private speeches from high-level officials, internal memos, and records of investigations and disciplinary action all concern the government’s “ People’s war on terrorism ” in Xinjiang and the  extralegal mass detention atrocity that it has led to . Here are some key takeaways from the documents, whose  validity was not denied  by the Chinese government: Four private speeches by Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 , the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, showed him in 2014 demanding that comrades “show absolutely no mercy” in dealing with those infected with “extremist religious thought.” Xi also “urged the party to emulate aspects of America’s ‘war on terror’ after the September 11 attacks.” Chén Quánguó 陈全国, the former Party leader in Tibet , was transferred to oversee Xinjiang in 2