Author: Billwilliam Reviewer: Irene
In an official State Department statement on January 19, Secretary Pompeo designated the CCP’s atrocities against Muslim minorities in Xinjiang as “crimes against humanity” and “genocide.” This is the latest and one of the most important condemnations that the State Department fired against the repressive and totalitarian regime of Communist China.
Pompeo’s statement listed the CCP’s numerous crimes against Uyghur and other Muslim minorities, including racial discrimination, surveillance, restrictions on personal freedom, repression of religion, the arbitrary imprisonment of 1 million people in concentration camps, torture, forced sterilizations, forced abortions, coercing Uyghur women to marry non-Uyghur men, and separating children from their families.
According to the report, the CCP systematically spread propaganda and lies to cover up their atrocities. Pompeo wrote:
“Party apparatchiks… spinning fanciful tales of happy Uyghurs participating in educational, counter-terror, women’s empowerment, and poverty alleviation projects. Meanwhile, they are delivering far darker messages to their own people, portraying Uyghurs as ‘malignant tumors,’ comparing their faith to a ‘communicable plague,’ and exhorting the Party faithful to implement a crushing blow.”
Pompeo alluded to the Nazi concentration camps and called for Nuremberg-styled tribunals against senior CCP leadership, because of the ongoing genocide in Xinjiang since at least 2017.
“The Nuremberg Tribunals at the end of World War II prosecuted perpetrators for crimes against humanity, the same crimes being perpetrated in Xinjiang.”
Pompeo also called upon the CCP to release all unfairly detained prisoners in concentration camps and to abolish all genocidal and torture practices immediately. He also directed the US State Department to collect relevant information about the crisis in Xinjiang and to publish the evidence to the international community.
At last, Pompeo reminded the world what other evils the CCP could have done if unchecked. Actions must be taken to hold the CCP accountable.
“We will not remain silent. If the Chinese Communist Party is allowed to commit genocide and crimes against humanity against its own people, imagine what it will be emboldened to do to the free world, in the not-so-distant future.”