Commentary

Despite China’s denials, its treatment of the Uyghurs should be called what it is: cultural genocide

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Human rights Ethnic communities Ethnic persecution Relations with China China
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In China’s far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese Communist Party officials are persecuting one of the worst human rights abuses of our time, what I labelled an act of cultural genocide in last week’s ABC Four Corners report.

Pressure is mounting on the Australian government to go beyond statements of concernand challenge China over its treatment of the Uyghur minority, particularly those Australian citizens and permanent residents being held in the vast network of “re-education camps” in Xinjiang.

Two Australian Uyghur men are meeting federal politicians in Canberra today to push for the government’s assistance in helping family members trapped in China.

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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Publication Year:
2019