This section gives an overview of the events that have shaped the politics of the region in addition to the events that led up to the construction of the re-education centres and mass imprisonment of ethnic minorities.

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 key arrests of well-known individuals.

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