Skip to comments.China Is Vacuuming Up DNA Samples From Xinjiang's Muslims
Posted on 12/13/2017 12:55:19 PM PST by BenLurkin
From DNA samples to iris scans, Chinese authorities are using free physical exams to gather and store biological data from millions of people who live in the country's far west region of Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday, citing an official document that suggests the government's surveillance program in the region is even wider than previously believed.
Xinjiang, the historical home of the Uighur ethnic group, has become a testing ground for heavy-handed, high-tech surveillance measures by the government over the past year. China says the measures are necessary to combat extremist violence, but critics say they violate the basic privacy rights of millions of people, particularly ethnic minorities.
Everyone who lives in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang, and is between the ages of 12 and 65, is being targeted for their biometrics, says the document, which was posted on the website of a local government located in the region. But for those deemed to be threatening the stability of the government and their families a broad category that could include people who criticize the government or engage in religious practices the data is being collected regardless of age. It's unclear what period of time the program spans, though the document appears to have been circulated in July.
Authorities are making house calls to collect the data and setting up "collection points" in the region, the document says. The DNA information is sent to police for "profiling," it adds, saying the program's goal is to verify the size of the region's population.
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Talk about meta-data....
“....We picked up some DNA from that explosion last weekend, and it seems there’s a 95% chance that person was your first-cousin, or closer. Anything you want to tell us, Achmed?”
China is a very Progressive country!
Will they tell them their ancestors were Pigs ?
Smart move by the commies.
China doesn’t trust the Muzzies EITHER!
Of late it seems Russia has been replaced with China, in that I’m reading a lot of negative things out of China all of a sudden. For literally decades we read nothing but glowing party line trash out of China, like it had been dictated by a top member of their politburo.
China does REQUIRE close scrutiny, so don’t take this the wrong way, but we need to keep things in perspective too.
Demonizing any nation is not helpful to us. An open discussion generally is. It just seems all of a sudden China has become the new Great Satan, the follow on to Russia and Putin.
One might almost think the war guys like McCain and company have been pushing for, has been relocated.
There a re more than a few Uighur fighting in Syria, so many so that China has sent some of its elite forces to deal with them in Syria.
They don’t have too.
Stupid Americans are enthusiastically shipping their DNA off to Ancestry dot com.
Violate the rights of ethnic minorities
in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang
I’ve wondered about that myself. I’d like to know what percentage I am of American Indian, but not bad enough to the swampsters know it too.
I seriously doubt if they have any rights in commie China. For sure they do not have the same rights we do in our country.
We’ll be looking at camels in a new light once this project is complete.
A very thin line divides China from North Korea.
And they are closing the gap every day.
Just pointing out the irony of the two statements from the article
They don’t seem to mess around when it comes to protecting their western border.
You don't need a test for that. As long as you have high cheek bones and your parents talked about Indians when you were a kid - poof - you too can be like Elizabeth Warren, blue eyes and all.
Thanks BenLurkin. So, when they identify the suspect this way, they have to shout "Eureka!"
Watch the 5 min video.
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