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More than a third of China's oil and gas reserves are in the Xinjiang province.
Connect with Uighur dissidents and human rights groups and get information about China's crackdown in Xinjiang.
Video Length: 7:26
FRONTLINE/World reporter Serene Fang visits a remote Chinese province, Xinjiang, to investigate growing tensions between the government and the Muslim people known as the Uighurs. Her clandestine interview with a Uighur man turns into a reporter's nightmare when Chinese authorities arrest Fang and her source, confiscate her videotape, interrogate her for 24 hours, and take the Uighur man away to an unknown fate. In her story, Fang reveals the name of the man in an effort to bring attention to his plight. watch video >> read more >>
This is a special, full-length, extended Web version of the "China:
Silenced" segment. The broadcast story was approximately 6 minutes
and the streamed Web story is 16 minutes.
Discussion Read an archived conversation with
FRONTLINE/World producer Monica Lam and series editor
Steve Talbot on Washingtonpost.com