World Bank loaned $50 million to the Department of Education of Xinjiang for a project titled “Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project” (TVET project). Based on my research, there is no evidence that World Bank funds are directly involved in the Xinjiang’s mass internment system. However, it is possible that this World Bank project is indirectly involved in Xinjiang’s human rights crisis, although I believe the link is weak.
Xinjiang re-education camp system is usually officially referred as “Vocational Skills Education Training Centers 职业技能教育培训中心” (VSET centers). The World Bank funds are mainly applied to five Xinjiang vocational skill…
Usu/ Wusu City re-education camp
A tender notice suggests there is a camp to the south of Zhujiang East Road, west of Nanning Road.
Tianshan District 天山区
Saybag District 沙依巴克区
Xinshi District 新市区
Shuimogou District 水磨沟区
Toutunhe District 头屯河区
Dabancheng District 达坂城区 43.383833, 88.288389
Midong District 米东区
Ürümqi County 乌鲁木齐县
2. Karamay City
Dushanzi District 独山子区 44.331648, 84.821874
Karamay District 克拉玛依区 45.533700, 84.796670
Baijiantan District 白碱滩区 45.698504, 85.156210
Orku Distr …
The facilities I identified in this list are very likely re-education camps. But I cannot find supporting evidence such as procurement notices, government records, news, or local sources to confirm that these facilities are indeed re-education camps. This is becoming more and more common after 2018 because Xinjiang government has been more cautious to public information regarding re-education camps. The formal list of re-education camps only includes camps with supporting evidence. This list only includes camps with no supporting evidence other than satellite imagery.
2. Gulja/ Yining City, Ili
Re-education camp in Karakax/ Moyu
Bloomberg visited this camp through an organized tour.
This lady was standing at the marked position in the picture below. We can see the razor wire fences were removed during the camp visit.
Re-education camp in Nilka/ Nileke
This camp is Bitterwinter
By comparing the older satellite images, we can see significant changes in perimeter walls, new razor wire fences and corridors are installed. It confirms Bitterwinter’s report.
Re-education camp in Yuli,
A public tender notice suggests a new camp is built in Yuli’s industrial park, east to the Longitude №9 Road, south to the Latitude №5 Road.
Re-education camp in Shanshan
A resume of a Shanshan government official suggests he is responsible for the re-education camp at Shanshan’s stone material industrial park, which is located in the west suburb.
Re-education camp in Changji,
A public tender notice suggests Public Security Bureau is building a “education reformatory center” west to the West Ring Road in High Tech Development District.