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US Declares Beijing’s Repression of Uyghurs a ‘Genocide’

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US Declares Beijing’s Repression of Uyghurs a ‘Genocide’

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The Trump administration has determined that the Chinese regime has committed “genocide” and “crimes against humanity” against Uyghur Muslims in the region of Xinjiang, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Jan. 19. The move, made on the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, marks one of the administration’s toughest measures to condemn the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) severe human rights abuses domestically. “After careful examination of the available facts, I have determined that the PRC [People’s Republic of China], under the direction and control of the CCP, has committed genocide against the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang,” Pompeo said in a statement. “I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uyghurs by the Chinese party-state,” he added. The secretary also determined that the CCP had committed crimes against humanity in the region, citing …

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