Introduction

This collection features Chinese-language handbooks designed to instruct cadres on how to implement campaigns targeting Xinjiang’s ethnic minority populations. These “internal materials” (内部资料) are intended for those carrying out campaigns on the ground in the region, and they offer insight into how the state conceives of the goals, scope, and underlying logic of its anti-extremist and poverty alleviation policies.

These handbooks are designed to instruct cadres in Xinjiang as they go door-to-door implementing the fanghuiju (访惠聚) campaign. They contain information about the campaign, advice for conducting interviews, and strategies for promoting Chinese national identification and eliminating ‘extremist’ influences among the province’s Muslim population.

This handbook provides civil servants carrying out “Four Togethers and Three Gifts” (四同三送 si tong san song) activities among ethnic minority families in Xinjiang with instructions and suggestions for their work. It also contains methods for identifying signs of “extremist” thought, such as religious home decorations and not watching television. Additionally, this page features an English translation of a section describing phone surveillance in the region.