This Is What the Biden Admin Wants for Children of Republicans: Chinese Style Reeducation Camps
Survivors of the Chinese Gulag is a great read for anyone who would like to learn more about the harsh realities that are associated with Chinese culture. The Guardian recently published a piece that has been adapted from the book. In the piece, a woman named Gulbahar Haitiwaji describes the two years she spent in a Chinese re-education camp in full detail.
She and her family fled from the country over 10 years ago and they have done their best to never look back. They took off in 2006 and spent the next 10 years living in France. In 2016, she received a bizarre call. She was told that she needed to return to China to sign some paperwork from the oil company that she spent 20 years working with.
Gulbahar Haitiwaji even tried to provide power of attorney to a friend of hers who still resides in China. This was not good enough. She was told that she would have to return to the country personally. Of course, she found herself redirected to an interrogation room as soon as she arrived.
This was the most predictable development.
The Guardian has shared her harrowing account of what took place on this fateful day.
“We discussed the reasons I left for France, my jobs at a bakery and a cafeteria in the business district of Paris, La Défense.
Then one of the officers shoved a photo under my nose. It made my blood boil. It was a face I knew as well as my own – those full cheeks, that slender nose. It was my daughter Gulhumar. She was posing in front of the Place du Trocadéro in Paris, bundled up in her black coat, the one I’d given her. In the photo, she was smiling, a miniature East Turkestan flag in her hand, a flag the Chinese government had banned. To Uighurs, that flag symbolizes the region’s independence movement. The occasion was one of the demonstrations organized by the French branch of the World Uighur Congress, which represents Uighurs in exile and speaks out against Chinese repression in Xinjiang…
Suddenly, the officer slammed his fist on the table.
‘You know her, don’t you?’
‘Yes. She’s my daughter.’
‘Your daughter’s a terrorist!'”
From there, she spent 5 months trapped inside of the police station and was transferred into an education program.
“On my first day, female guards led me to a dormitory full of beds, mere planks of numbered wood. There was already another woman there: Nadira, Bunk No 8. I was assigned Bunk No 9.
Nadira showed me around the dormitory, which had the heady smell of fresh paint: the bucket for doing your business, which she kicked wrathfully; the window with its metal shutter always closed; the two cameras panning back and forth in high corners of the room. That was it. No mattress. No furniture. No toilet paper. No sheets. No sink. Just two of us in the gloom and the bang of heavy cell doors slamming shut. This was no school. It was a re-education camp, with military rules, and a clear desire to break us,” shared Haitwaji .
She was brainwashed, threatened with punishments, and asked to denounce the people she loves most. Eventually, she broke under the pressure of the constant torment and made a false confession to put an end to her suffering.
“No one can fight against themselves for ever,” she said. Two years later, a mock trial was held and she was proclaimed innocent.
This may sound like something out of an ancient novel but it is happening in our world, today. If we are not careful, this is what Americans are going to be forced to endure going forward. We are not as far away from this sort of brainwashing as we would like to think we are.
Any conservatives who have been silenced over the past week or so are sure to agree with this assessment. Let’s all do our part to make sure this sort of dehumanizing behavior does not continue.
More than 100 prison compounds built by China in Xinjiang in recent years also hold factory buildings — encompassing millions of square feet — indicating the rise of forced Uighur labor on a vast scale, a new analysis by @BuzzFeedNews found. #ChinaCables https://t.co/eRmO2KfPsR
— ICIJ (@ICIJorg) January 5, 2021