Ürümqi Data Collection: Survey Queries Ethnicity, Frequency and Location of Worship, Countries Visited

Twelve Days in Xinjiang: How China’s Surveillance State Overwhelms Daily Life by Josh Chin and Clément Bürge and published on Dec 19 in the Wall Street Journal is a chilling report worth a full read.

One of the most interesting findings is that the authorities reportedly sent this form to all Ürümqi residents earlier this  year (2017), which asks some rather personal information. The right-most column appears not be part of the form proper; it is how the respondent will be “classified” based on his/her answers.  The English translations in red have been added by the WSJ:



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