In China’s Xinjiang province, tens of thousands of members of ethnic minorities have been disappearing in camps, mainly the Uighurs, Kazachs, and Kyrgyz. This Western Chinese province has a significant place in the plans for the construction of the New Silk Road, a massive economic project that the current Chinese President Xi Jinping has been striving for since he came into office in 2013.

The New Silk Road is China’s complex financial and commercial strategy for the new millennium. It’s the country’s response to the imbalanced economic situation in the world, trying to enhance China’s global political and economic influence . The instability and separatism in the border regions are considered by the Chinese Communist Party as a threat to its ambitious plans.

What connects the efforts for global domination to the concentration and re-education camps in the border areas? Voxpot reporters have set out to find out.