Due to the regulations of the Chinese government, it is difficult for foreign reporters to enter Xinjiang to report and report. I was thinking at the time, foreign reporters can't go, but I can." This is what Chinese netizen Guan Guan posted on October 6. A sentence from the YouTube video "Looking for Xinjiang Concentration Camps - Urban and Rural Shooting". In the film, he visited 18 facilities in eight towns in Xinjiang based on the map of Xinjiang re-education camps compiled by the US media BuzzFeed News with satellite images. These facilities include drug rehabilitation centers, detention centers, training schools, vocational education centers, detention centers, and education and corrections bureaus. Most of these facilities have features such as barbed wire, guard towers, and high walls. Most of the locations are not marked on Baidu Maps, and slogans such as "reform through labor" and "cultural transformation" appear on the outer walls of some facilities. In addition.
His video also captures that there are multiple surveillance cameras around many facilities, and there are so-called checkpoints on many roads in Xinjiang. Guan Guan said in the video: "Once again, I was in an area where tourists shouldn't be. There was a new, unused concentration camp on the other side of the hillside. There was no shelter around, so I had to climb up number list the hill to shoot. Dare to stand and shoot for fear of being noticed.” His footage captured a seemingly under-construction camp in Daban City, Xinjiang. There are tall walls and guard towers around the camp, and there are mounds of earth outside the camp, which appear to be still under construction. Guan Guan emphasized that he could only take limited video records outside the fence, and mentioned that when he rode to Xinjiang last time, he inquired with the local Han people and learned that a large number of Uyghurs were outsourced to other areas as cheap labor. Since Guan Guan's film has received widespread attention, people from all walks of life have also begun to worry about his personal safety.
Deutsche Welle" successfully found Guan Guan on Twitter and tried to contact him, but he did not respond to the interview invitation. According to what he shared on Twitter recently, it is judged that he should not be in China at present. The source pointed out that his Xinjiang film should have been shot in 2020. Expert: Video helps to confirm the authenticity of satellite images Guan Guan's video has been widely followed by the international community on Twitter in the past few days. Among them, Alison Killing, an architect who assisted BuzzFeed News in building the satellite imagery map, tweeted that Guan Guan’s video footage provided on-the-spot conditions of some of the re-education camp facilities, and helped researchers including her to confirm The facility they first saw in satellite imagery. "These images provide up-to-date information and help confirm that these facilities are indeed re-education camps," she tweeted. Qilin used a map created by BuzzFeed News to cross-reference with Guanguan’s videos.