A report published this week by the independent think tank Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy, in which dozens of experts participated, concluded China is indisputably guilty of genocide against the Uyghur people of western Xinjiang.
The Chinese Communist Party has for decades persecuted the Uyghur minority of Xinjiang, a Turkic, Muslim-majority group. Persecution led the way to what multiple international observers, including the administrations of both Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden, have labeled genocide under current dictator Xi Jinping. Xi’s regime has implemented a pervasive concentration camp system in Xinjiang, building at least 1,200 concentration camps in the region where as many as 3 million Uyghur people — and other minorities such as Kazakh and Kyrgyz people — have been forced to live.
The few survivors of the concentration camps who have chosen to speak out testify to being subject to brutal torture in the camps, including systematic rape, and communist indoctrination. Evidence indicates Beijing has also enslaved much of the Uyghur population and forced them to travel nationwide for arduous agricultural and industrial labor.
The Newlines report looks specifically at the legal definition of genocide, a crime under international law, and analyzes the mounting evidence of human rights atrocities in Xinjiang through the lens of this crime. Genocide is defined by the 1948 Genocide Convention. To find a state or other entity guilty of genocide, the accused party must be found guilty of at least one of several acts listed in the convention:
(a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
(Read more from “Experts Confirm China Has Committed ‘Every Act’ in Definition of Genocide” HERE)