The New Paper

January 20, 2021

Secretary of State Pompeo declares China’s repression of Uighur Muslims genocide

Secretary of State Pompeo declared China’s repression of Uighur Muslims to be genocide in a statement released yesterday (source) on his last day in office. Biden’s planned secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said he agrees with the determination during his Senate confirmation hearing yesterday.

More context: The determination follows a series of US measures condemning the “arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment” of over 1M Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in the northwestern Xinjiang region of China.
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