By Mike Riggs

August/Sept 2019 Issue


Note from Pastor Kevin Lea: Coming to a country near you.


Science fiction writers have wondered for years what an all-encompassing surveillance state might look like. China decided to build it.

Over the last year, The New York Times has revealed the lengths to which Beijing has gone to identify and control Uighurs, a Muslim minority that has lived for centuries on the country’s western frontier. While Chinese state secrecy means we don’t know the full extent of the regime’s malevolent policies, what has been uncovered should chill every civil libertarian to the bone.

Within Kashgar, a majority Uighur city, residents must line up to be scrutinized before they can move from place to place. They are legally required to travel with ID cards and to swipe them at each checkpoint. They are also required to

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