Aydidar Kahar tucks her long hair behind her ear and smiles at the camera.
- Uyghurs are using #StillNoInfo to demand news about their missing loved ones
- Chinese state media releases a slew of testimonies from relatives to say they’re “safe and sound”
- Experts say the family members are coerced or intimidated for propaganda purposes
She takes the viewer on a tour of a mall in Xinjiang — decked out with luxury brands like Versace, Gucci and Dior — before the video abruptly cuts to her sitting at a desk, staring straight into the camera lens.
“Isn’t the department store and the subway you just saw an epitome of the dramatic changes in Xinjiang?” she said, in a video broadcast by Chinese state-owned Global Times.
“Grandma, you have been defaming Xinjiang … people in Xinjiang are living a decent life.”