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…

Shawn Zhang

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