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Cate Cadell
For Cate Cadell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Sep 22, 2021
Overseas Uyghurs struggle to locate relatives in Xinjiang prisons
Rights groups and U.N. experts estimate more than 1 million Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities were interned in a network of camps since 2016.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 28, 2021
Police checks and patriotic flowers: Beijing leaves nothing to chance ahead of party centenary
Beijing has shut down traffic, decked streets in patriotic flower arrangements and national flags, and ramped up surveillance and security.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 18, 2021
In China's new Xinjiang: Patriotic tourism, riot police and minders
China is trying to move on from a security crackdown in Xinjiang in which more than a million ethnic Uyghurs were detained in so-called re-education centers from 2016.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 7, 2021
Genocide claims bolstered by report of China's policies curbing Uyghur births
In Xinjiang counties where Uyghurs are the majority birth rates dropped 50.1% in 2019, compared to a 19.7% drop in majority ethnic Han counties.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 24, 2021
'Running out of time': Tibetan president-elect warns of cultural genocide
Rights groups and Tibetans in Tibet say the government has put strict controls on religion, language education and labor, while encouraging immigration by Han people.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 1, 2021
'Inferior' women: China counters Uyghur criticism with explicit PR attacks
China, under growing global pressure over its treatment of a Muslim minority in its far west, is mounting an unprecedented and aggressive campaign to push back.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 22, 2020
China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet
The program mirrors the one in the western Xinjiang region that rights groups have branded coercive labor.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 28, 2020
Confusion and lost time: How testing woes slowed China's coronavirus response
Yang Zhongyi was still waiting on Monday for a coronavirus test in the Chinese city of Wuhan two weeks after she started to show signs of a fever, even though doctors privately told her family that she almost certainly has been infected, her son, Zhang Changchun, told Reuters.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 13, 2019
Surge in arrests of foreign teachers reported as China pushes to clean up education system
Arrests and deportations of foreign teachers in China have soared this year, lawyers, schools and teachers say, amid a broad crackdown defined by new police tactics and Beijing's push for a "cleaner," more patriotic education system.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 26, 2019
China's censors crank up ahead of 30th anniversary of 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre
It's the most sensitive day of the year for China's internet, the anniversary of the bloody June 4 crackdown on pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square, and with under two weeks to go, China's robot censors are working overtime.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 14, 2018
Trade war and censors spell reckoning for China's giant tech scene
Wang Miaoyi's small one-bedroom apartment, which doubles as her design studio, is overflowing with game magazines, figurines and boxes of sci-fi novels.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 1, 2017
Tea and Tiananmen: Inside China's new censorship machine
In a glass tower in a trendy part of China's eastern city of Tianjin, hundreds of young men and women sit in front of computer screens, scouring the internet for videos and messages that run counter to Communist Party doctrine.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 6, 2017
In China's hotels, small VPN gaps in 'Great Firewall' are closing
In China, the plush international hotel lobby has been one of the few places to find gaps in the "Great Firewall," a sophisticated system that denies online users access to blocked content such as foreign news portals and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter .

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