Niece of prominent Uighur scholars died in internment campPosted by Robert Leonard / May 28, 2021
A coalition made up of Uighurs, Tibetans, residents of Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and others have all called for a total boycott of the Beijing Olympics. Increasing calls for boycotting the Beijing Olympics are ratcheting up tensions with China.
Thirteen MPs from Canada have signed a letter to the International Olympic Committee , urging them to relocate the Olympics from Beijing in protest of the genocide they’re perpetrating against Uighurs.
The U.S. State Department has also labeled China’s treatment of the Uighur people genocide, the harshest criticism of Beijing’s action and a signal that the international community may increase pressure on Beijing.
Last week, the United States Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) has concluded, finally, that “crimes against humanity – and possibly genocide – are occurring” against the Uighur people.
“What caught my eye was that they actually use specific language saying that China needs to ‘upgrade population quality,’” she said. “They need to ‘optimize their birth policy.’ They even use a term … which is effectively emphasizing the role of eugenics in population planning in China.”