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Thoughtcrime in Xianjiang

Inside the region of western China which is the target of an all-seeing surveillance state. Kate Adie introduces correspondents’ stories from around the world.

Orwellian' may have become an overused political term, but in Xinjiang, it has never been more appropriate says John Sudworth. The region’s ten million Uighur people are under constant surveillance by the Chinese state.

Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from around the world.

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Producer: Joe Kent

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