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Xinjiang Genocide Means US Firms Can’t ‘Continue to Deceive Themselves’ About China: US Commissioner

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Xinjiang Genocide Means US Firms Can’t ‘Continue to Deceive Themselves’ About China: US Commissioner

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The Trump administration’s determination that the Chinese regime is committing genocide against Muslim minorities should cause American companies to rethink their business in the country, said Commissioner Gary Bauer of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). The declaration made by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo indicates that “what the Chinese communists are doing is trying to eliminate a whole people—in this case, Chinese Uyghur Muslims, to literally wipe them off the face of the earth,” Bauer said in a recent interview on The Epoch Times’ “American Thought Leaders” program. In explaining his decision, made on the last full day of the Trump administration, Pompeo cited Beijing’s expansive repressive practices targeting ethnic Muslim minorities in the far-western Xinjiang region, including detaining more than one million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in concentration camps, and its campaigns of forced sterilization, forced labor, and mass surveillance. Bauer said this designation …

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