A brief outline of 20th Century events that have shaped Chinese politics in Xinjiang.

Events that contributed to the establishment of ‘re-education centres.’

This timeline documents the arrests of well-known individuals.

This timeline documents key developments within the camps and Chinese campaigns to whitewash the camp systems.

This timeline outlines state efforts to regulate religious and cultural expression in Xinjiang. With justifications ranging from deradicalization to development, authorities have eliminated public events, razed mosques and graveyards, and enforced linguistic and cultural homogeneity.