China: The perfect high-tech totalitarian state
June 18, 2019
"We sometimes say that the artificial intelligence is a scalpel, and a human is a machete... When I first began this kind of work four years ago there was opportunity to remove the images of Tiananmen, but now the artificial intelligence is very accurate".
"Uighurs consider themselves separate and distinct in ethnicity, culture, and religion from the Han Chinese majority that governs them. These distinctions form the basis of the Uighurs' religious ethno-nationalist identity, leading some of them to engage in violent activities aimed at establishing their own state, East Turkestan...
"... the appeal of radical Islamic ideology outside of China has attracted many Uighurs to participate in violent jihadism as part of their religious identity and as a way to further their struggle against the Chinese authorities."