The minister says China’s rulers are committing crimes against humanity and genocide in Xinjiang. They will be directed against the Uyghurs, but also against other minorities.
Pompeo serves under Republican President Trump, who is to be succeeded by Democrat Biden on Wednesday. During his election campaign, his spokesperson described dealings with the Uyghurs as genocide.
Despite Pompeo’s words, the Trump administration has also come under fire for its engagement with China, which, while being dealt with economically, is the question to what extent the United States exercises its hold on human rights.
However, Pompeo’s statement is a statement on behalf of the United States government, which has more weight.
Pompeo described the Chinese action as an insult to the Chinese people and civilized countries around the world. And he warned of the consequences of Chinese influence in the free world. He says that China and the communist regime should be held accountable. He warned that if the CPC was allowed to commit genocide and crimes against humanity against its own people, it might feel encouraged to harm the free world “in the not too distant future”.
The minister urged all international bodies, including the courts, to file lawsuits against China’s treatment of Uighurs. He expressed confidence that the United States would continue to increase pressure.
De Telegraaf previously wrote in the Netherlands that China is infiltrating groups to spy on the Uyghur community. Read this article via the link below.
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