Reports have emerged of Uighur women being forcibly sterilised in China’s Xinjiang province. Why this could be genocide under international law.
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The New York Times has published 400 pages of Chinese government documents on the ‘re-education’ camps for Muslim detainees in Xinjiang. Here’s what you need to know.
China says it is helping the Uyghurs, but its actions meet the threshold of cultural genocide: ‘a premeditated, calculated, systematic, malicious crime authorised by the state’s political leaders’.
A group of 37 countries, including North Korea, Russia and Saudia Arabia, signed a letter in support of China’s human rights record.
The Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group living China’s Xinjiang region. It is now estimated over one million Uyghurs have been arrested and imprisoned in China’s vast network of “re-education” camps.
Uyghur re-education camps are counter-productive and could do exactly the opposite of what the Chinese state intends.
The re-education centres are linked to a return to core Communist ideology under President Xi Jinping and party obsession with ‘stability maintenance’.
For China’s ethnic minorities, the state’s development programme is a matter of political control.