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Adrian Zenz, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Adrian Zenz is Senior Research Fellow in China Studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and was most recently a Professor at the European School of Culture and Theology of Korntal, Germany. He is a leading researcher of the escalating crackdown on Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang and serves as the Advisor on Ethnic Minority Policies for the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China with a focus on Uyghurs and Tibetans. Zenz is also the co-editor of the “Mapping Amdo” series published by the Amdo Tibetan Research Network. He has testified on China securitization measures before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and his work has widely appeared in the likes of BBC, CNNThe New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalChina Quarterly, and The Journal of Political Risk. He received his M.A. from the University of Auckland and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

Before Xinjiang, there was Tibet. Repressive policies tested there between 2012 and 2016 were then applied to the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in northwestern China: entire cities covered in surveillance cameras, ubiquitous neighborhood police stations, residents made to report…

“Performance targets: Target 1: target population for intrauterine contraception device placement 524 people Target 2: [target] population for sterilizations 14,872 people.” These are direct quotes from the 2019 family planning budget of Hotan, the capital city of a prefecture with…

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