1/ In November 2019 I presented "Hypothetical Reconstruction" @ the National Museum of China in Beijing. More than a million visitors saw the work. Now, I am sharing the secret hidden in plain sight: Elements of the triptych are mapped to Uyghur concentration camps in Xinjiang.
Spectacular painting created by nature🍂 Populus euphratica forest, also known as the desert poplar, forms a picturesque scene even with bald trunks under the golden dusk in Aksu, China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
The new US limit on cotton & tomato products from Xinjiang due to Uighur forced labor "is a drop in the bucket. The Chinese government has shipped Uighur prisoners to factories across China...There’s virtually no way to guarantee" the lack of forced labor.
G7 lawmakers press their governments to "stand up" to China including on its mass detention of Uyghur/Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang. They also press for an independent investigation of Beijing's early deadly cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.
China has destroyed 8,500+ mosques in Xinjiang, says a new report based on satellite data. Researchers say China has also built or expanded 380 camps holding Uighurs and minorities since 2017, telling @guardian it is like NYC building "55 prisons only for Black Americans."
The Swedish clothing giant H&M cuts all ties with its Chinese supplier in Xinjiang due to alleged use of the forced labor of Uighur Muslims--a serious threat for any company operating from Xinjiang. H&M won't source any more cotton from Xinjiang.