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Beijing is relaxing some of its controls over Xinjiang’s Uighurs as it develops other, more effective methods of suppressing unrest

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
type of internal passport for residents of Xinjiang was abolished in May, and it is now easier for some to obtain foreign passports to travel overseas. However, the fencing in of Uighur neighborhoods and use of QR codes on the entrances of individual homes add to the government's grip over the people.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.