Child Separation & Prison Camps: China’s Campaign against Uyghur Muslims Is “Cultural Genocide”

BRICS, RELIGION, 29 Jul 2019

Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service

Guests:

  • Adrian Zenz – independent researcher and expert on China’s minority policies in Xinjiang and Tibet.
  • Rushan Abbas – Uyghur-American activist, founder and director of Campaign for Uyghurs.

26 Jul 2019 – Chinese authorities have been accused of systematically separating Muslim children from their families in the far western region of Xinjiang. According to a new report commissioned by the BBC, China is rushing to build boarding schools where children, mostly from the Uyghur community, are deliberately removed from their families, as well as their language and culture. This comes as an estimated 1 million adults from the Uyghur community are being imprisoned in camps that China claims are “vocational training centers” designed to combat extremism. We speak with independent researcher Adrian Zenz, who did the research for the BBC report, and Uyghur-American activist Rushan Abbas, founder and director of Campaign for Uyghurs.

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One Response to “Child Separation & Prison Camps: China’s Campaign against Uyghur Muslims Is “Cultural Genocide””

  1. rosemerry says:

    I think it would be a good idea to use fewer “independent” sources and BBC/Guardian known biases to write abut China and the Uyghurs. Try a new perspective and do not assume the “west” is always correct. On the Greanville Post /China Rising are articles showing other aspects of Chinese treatment of the Uyghurs eg by Andre Vltchek, and the negative assumptions by Western observers are not all they seem.

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