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China 'committed genocide against Uighurs'

January 20, 2021 1:28 pm
China says its facilities for Uighurs are for vocational education. [Source: BBC]

China has committed genocide in its repression of the Uighurs and other mainly Muslim peoples, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has said he agrees with the finding.

Rights groups believe that China has detained up to a million Uighurs over the past few years in what the state defines as “re-education camps”.

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BBC investigations suggest that Uighurs are being used as forced labour.

Tensions with China have been a defining feature of Mr Trump’s term, from trade policies to the coronavirus pandemic.

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