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In China, Big Brother Moves Into Uighur Homes

The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman Idris did not know. Their grins were tight-lipped, mirthless. Her sister had posted the picture on a social media account along with a caption punctuated by a smiley face. “Look, I have a Han Chinese mother now!” his sister wrote. Idris knew instantly: The old woman was a spy, sent by the Chinese government to...

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