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Determination of the Secretary of State on Atrocities in Xinjiang

The United States of America has led the world in holding the perpetrators of the most heinous human rights abuses accountable. From the Nuremberg Trials, to the creation of the Genocide Convention in 1948, to the declaration of ISIS’s recent genocide against the Yazidis, Christians, and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, Americans have given voice to those who have been silenced by evil, and stood with the living who cry out for truth, the rule of law, and justice. We do so not because we are compelled to act by any international court, multilateral body, or domestic political concern. We do so because it is right.

For the past four years, this Administration has exposed the nature of the Chinese Communist Party and called it what it is: a Marxist-Leninist regime that exerts power over the long-suffering Chinese people through brainwashing and brute force. We have paid particular attention to the CCP’s treatment of the Uyghur people, a Muslim minority group that resides largely in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western China. While the CCP has always exhibited a profound hostility to all people of faith, we have watched with growing alarm the Party’s increasingly repressive treatment of the Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups.

Our exhaustive documentation of the PRC’s actions in Xinjiang confirms that since at least March 2017, local authorities dramatically escalated their decades-long campaign of repression against Uyghur Muslims and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups, including ethnic Kazakhs and ethnic Kyrgyz. Their morally repugnant, wholesale policies, practices, and abuses are designed systematically to discriminate against and surveil ethnic Uyghurs as a unique demographic and ethnic group, restrict their freedom to travel, emigrate, and attend schools, and deny other basic human rights of assembly, speech, and worship. PRC authorities have conducted forced sterilizations and abortions on Uyghur women, coerced them to marry non-Uyghurs, and separated Uyghur children from their families.

Party apparatchiks have denied international observers unhindered access to Xinjiang and denounced reliable reports about the worsening situation on the ground, instead spinning fanciful tales of happy Uyghurs participating in educational, counter-terror, women’s empowerment, and poverty alleviation projects. Meanwhile, they are delivering far darker messages to their own people, portraying Uyghurs as “malignant tumors,” comparing their faith to a “communicable plague,” and exhorting the Party faithful to implement a crushing blow, telling them “you can’t uproot all the weeds hidden among the crops in the field one-by-one; you need to spray chemicals to kill them all.”


Pompeo designates China’s treatment of Uighurs an ‘act of genocide’

In a parting shot as he prepares to leave office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of a state-sanctioned “genocide” of its Uighur population in the Xinjiang province.

“We are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state,” Pompeo wrote in a statement Tuesday.

The U.S. is now the first state to accuse China of genocide. Such a determination is rare and could prompt the Biden administration to impose even more sanctions on the U.S. rival. Then-Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates said last year that the Chinese Communist Party’s policies amounted to a “genocide.”
After the U.S. announcement, other nations could be prompted to make a similar determination.

“What took so long is when you do something like this, you have to be right,” Pompeo said of the timing on Fox News’ “America Reports” Tuesday. “Indeed, leaders all across the world I think will recognize the United States got this right.”

Pompeo made the determination as President-elect Biden’s administration is set to take office in less than 24 hours, and hearings for Biden’s nominee to succeed Pompeo, Antony Blinken, began Tuesday afternoon.

The secretary detailed: “These crimes are ongoing and include: the arbitrary imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty of more than one million civilians, forced sterilization, torture of a large number of those arbitrarily detained, forced labor, and the imposition of draconian restrictions on freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, and freedom of movement.” He added that in addition to forced sterilization and forced abortions, the CCP had coerced Uighur women into marrying non-Uighurs and separated Uighur children from their families.

Pompeo said the Trump administration had for the past four years been working to expose the Chinese Communist Party as “a Marxist-Leninist regime that exerts power over the long-suffering Chinese people through brainwashing and brute force.”

Last week, the administration announced it would halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from the Xinjiang province. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials said they would block any imports suspected of being tied to forced labor.

Pompeo also announced the State Department would sanction six additional Chinese and Hong Kong officials over the arrest of 50 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong earlier this month.

Since last year, the Trump administration has steadily ramped up pressure on Beijing, imposing sanctions on officials and companies for activities and Taiwan, Tibet, and the South China Sea. Such penalties have been ramped up as the White House has blamed China for covering up information about Covid-19.

Many of those who have taken part in the repression of Xinjiang are already under sanction.

China has imprisoned over one million people, mostly Uighur and other majority-Muslim minorities, in a network of concentration camps, U.S. officials and human rights groups say.

China says its policies are only to promote development in the region.

Uyghur News (Sunday – Monday, January 17 – 18, 2021)

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Uyghur News (Friday – Saturday, January 15 – 16, 2021)

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Uyghur News (Tuesday – Thursday, January 12 – 14, 2021)

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UK to use fines to target forced labor in China’s Xinjiang

Britain Cuts Business Links to Chinese Province Xinjiang

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Raab sets out measures to tackle Xinjiang human rights abuses

Canada urges firms to examine supply links to forced labor in China

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British MPs, Jewish Leaders Ask Twitter to Block Chinese Embassies’ Accounts

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US Bans Imports of Cotton, Tomato-Based Products From China’s Uighur Region

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Uyghur News (Saturday – Monday, January 9-11, 2021)

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Congress is moving to block goods made with the forced labour of Uyghurs

Twitter finally deletes China’s nasty tweet on Uyghur women

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Uyghur News (Wednesday – Friday, January 6-8, 2021)

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Erdogan’s China woes: the vaccine and the Uighurs

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Uyghur News (Thursday-Friday, December 31-January 1, 2020-2021)

Uyghur News (Thursday-Friday, December 31-January 1, 2020-2021)

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Beijing Accelerates Campaign of Ethnic Assimilation

U.S. demands release of Uighur doctor who is sentenced to 20 years in China

Taiwan vice president warns EU about folly of trade deal with China

US commission on religious freedom raises alarm over China’s extradition treaty with Turkey

Uighur doctor jailed for ‘terrorism’, confirms China

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Japan to join ‘Five Eyes’ to keep tab on China’s clampdown on Uyghurs

‘Nowhere to be found’: Harvard coalition says US must fight to free young Uighur

China confirms Uighur doctor jailed for ‘terrorism’

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Uyghur News (Friday – Tuesday, December 25 – 29, 2020)

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– Uighur Diaspora Hails Removal of ETIM From US Terror List

– US mulling whether to label China’s crackdown on Uyghurs ‘genocide’

– Afghanistan arrests 10 Chinese citizens on charges of espionage, asks China to apologise

– We Found The Factories Inside China’s Mass Internment Camps

– The ICC’s failure to investigate China on genocide is a vast moral failure

– China announces ratification of extradition treaty with Turkey

– ‘We must not stand by’ in the face of Uyghur genocide

– Why Joe Biden Should Boycott China’s 2022 Winter Olympics

– Why Does No One Care About Genocide?

– Japan gave intel on China’s crackdown on Uyghurs to U.S., Britain’s-crackdown-on-uyghurs-to-u.s.-britain

– Chinese state media denies BBC reports of forced labour in Xinjiang cotton fields

– China Calls Xinjiang Human Rights Violations Claims ‘Lie of the Century’

– As US moves to renewable energy, wind turbines from Xinjiang may get caught in political tempest

– Turkish Lawmakers Vow to Block Extradition Treaty With China That Puts Uyghurs at Risk

– Pressure on Turkey to protect Uighurs as China ratifies extradition treaty

– Apple supplier Lens Technology accused of using forced Uighur labor

– Uyghur Diaspora Remembers Independence Activist Isa Yusuf Alptekin on Anniversary of Passing

– India should intervene to stop Uyghur genocide: Dolkun Isa

Uyghur News (Tuesday – Wednesday, December 22 – 23, 2020)

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– International media: Perception & reality in Xinjiang

– China: Repression Threatens Winter Olympics

– How capitalism is enabling China’s Uighur repression

– France to oppose EU-China deal over abuse of Uighurs

– Pompeo Weighs Genocide Designation for China

– UK Lawmakers Urge Action to Hold Chinese Officials Accountable For Rights Abuses in Xinjiang