Image: Uyghur princes wearing robes and headgear. Bezeklik
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Will the Biden Administration continue pressure on the PRC for its abuse of the Uyghur people? @nuryturkel, @GordonGChang
Nury Turkel, @nuryturkel, co-founder of the Uyghur Human Rights Project and a commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, Daily Beast, in re: Uyghurs in concentration camps, having forced abortions, being abused. Breaking news from London: The UK govt has condemned Chinese treatment of Uyghurs as barbarous; internment camps, political re-education, forced abortions, Campbell soups, cotton products, many items from China, are from slave labor in Xinjiang , Jake Sullivan calls on Europeans to “think twice” before entering into agreements with China. Sometimes calling matters out is as important as policy responses. Stark contrast to EU: the just-signed investment agreement [thanks to Angela Merkel]. Euros seem not to grasp the threat, to understand products made by Uyghur slaves. They know exactly how it is when a regime targets an ethnic religious minority; Germany not being clear on this is mind-boggling.
Uyghur women being “emancipated” by the Chinese abuse. It’s preposterous, even letting China speak in such an ugly way about Uyghur women’s reproduction. Hugely offensive. China sees them as “baby-making machines.” Beijing thinks it can get away with this; the intl community does nothing. UK and Australia have taken positions on this. Tony Blinken should spend a little time on this.