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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:08 PM

Canada calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'genocide' over Trudeau's objections

Canada declared China's treatment of its Muslim Uighur minority a genocide on Monday, a move Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not support.

Canada is now the second country to declare a genocide in China's Xinjiang region after former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did so before leaving office last month. That move is currently under review by the Biden administration.

"On a matter like genocide, Canada needs to send a clear and unequivocal signal that we will stand up for human rights and the dignity of human rights, even if it means sacrificing some economic opportunity," Conservative leader Erin O'Toole said last week when calling for the vote on the non-binding resolution, which was brought forth by Canada's opposition Conservative Party.

Trudeau and the senior members of his Cabinet were not present at the vote. He has been hesitant to support calls for declaring the persecution of Uighurs a genocide.


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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:21 PM

1. Funny thing how the whole genocide story is blowing up as BS propaganda

Both President Joe Biden and his Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, have endorsed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s last-minute accusation of Chinese “genocide” against the Muslim Uyghur population in Xinjiang province. But an investigation of published work by the researcher Pompeo relied on to level his genocide allegation reveals a pattern of data abuse and fraudulent assertions that substantially undermines the incendiary charge.

The US government’s accusation of genocide against China stems from a single source: a June, 2020 paper by Adrian Zenz, a right-wing German researcher affiliated with the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and neoconservative Jamestown Foundation in Washington DC.

Articles by the Associated Press, CNN and BBC also relied on Zenz’s paper to claim that plunging Uyghur birth rates and the application of birth control measures in Uyghur counties of the Xinjiang region were proof of a policy of “demographic genocide.”

Just days after the publication of Zenz’s paper, Pompeo issued a statement denouncing China’s alleged policy of “forced sterilization, forced abortion, and coercive family planning,” personally crediting “Adrian Zenz’s shocking revelations.”

Biden backed the the genocide charge last August when it first appeared in a flurry of media reports. His campaign spokesman told Politico, “The unspeakable oppression that Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities have suffered at the hands of China’s authoritarian government is genocide and Joe Biden stands against it in the strongest terms.” Blinken, for his part, declared at his first press conference as Secretary of State that he agreed genocide has been committed against the Uyghurs.

While Zenz’s employers describe him as “one of the world’s leading scholars on People’s Republic of China government policies towards the country’s western regions of Tibet and Xinjiang,” he is, in fact, a far-right Christian fundamentalist who has said he is “led by God” against China’s government, deplores homosexuality and gender equality, and has taught exclusively in evangelical theological institutions.

Lyle Goldstein, a China specialist and Research Professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department of the Naval War College, told The Grayzone that Zenz’s labeling of the Chinese approach to the Uyghurs as “demographic genocide” is “ridiculous to the point of being insulting to those who lost relatives in the Holocaust.”


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