The PRC White Papers are a feature of the government’s diplomacy, offering the rationale for government policy—particularly on issues of international interest or concern. Because the state makes these documents available in English, they provide a window into how the Chinese state wants international audiences to view the developments in Xinjiang. For a critical view of the Chinese government positions, please refer to the Academic Publications and Critical Policy and Human Rights Papers sections.

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 collection features a variety of Chinese government sources made available on the internet. They range from official policy documents published on state websites to articles and blog entries written by journalists and participants in campaigns. In addition to providing an on-the-ground window into events in Xinjiang, they also document how knowledge of these events is being presented to a Chinese-language audience.

Leaked documents published on third-party platforms and international journals.