The Chinese Communist Party Is Committing Genocide. Now. You Can Stop It. | Opinion

Newsweek 03.17.2021 1 min read
The Chinese Communist Party Is Committing Genocide. Now. You Can Stop It. | Opinion

In January, the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the United Nations urged every country to honor the six million Jewish victims of Nazi genocide by developing programs to prevent future genocides. In a UN ceremony, American and European leaders joined Holocaust survivors in conveying the urgent responsibility to remember the Holocaust by defending the truth—now more than ever. For the last 76 years, we have committed to “never again” permit genocide to happen on our watch.

But it’s happening—right now.

In January, the U.S. State Department determined that genocide is being perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “in a systematic attempt to destroy Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang.” The atrocities include: “imprisonment of over one million civilians by a system of internment, detention camps, house arrest, and slave labor; torture; coercive population control measures, including forced sterilizations, forced abortion, forced birth control; removal of children from their families; coercion of Uyghur women into marriage with non-Uyghurs, and draconian human rights restrictions on freedom of worship, assembly, speech and movement.” The State Department concluded with this haunting comparison: “the Nuremberg Tribunals of World War II prosecuted perpetrators for crimes against humanity, the same crimes being perpetrated in Xinjiang.”

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