Krach on American Thought Leaders: CCP’s Uighur Genocide a Bipartisan Concern
Keith Krach: This is one of the most unifying bipartisan issues, and I think that’s important to keep in mind. You know, Speaker Pelosi said, "If we do not speak out against these human rights violations and genocide in Xinjiang because of some commercial interests, then we lose all moral authority." And then Congressman McCaul, Republican Michael McCaul, said, "We can’t sit idly by watching genocide. Our silence will be complicit and our inaction, will be our appeasement." And, you know, both administrations, and I think there’s such great power in that. I think the Chinese Communist Party understands that. And they also understand that the definition is with the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide 1948. It fits it to a T, and it’s punishable. And, you know, it was on July 4th, this last year, I was on TV and I called it genocide because of all the horrific acts that the Chinese Communist Party is doing to Xinjiang. And that’s when I wrote a letter to all US CEOs and all university governing boards and followed up with all the civil society leaders. And our op ed, was really about taking it to the people, really about taking it to the citizens. And it was about hitting the Chinese Communist Party where it hurts the most, and that is in the cash register, in the pocketbook, because they can hear that emptying of that cash register all the way to Xinjiang. And I think there’s a lot of people that are concerned about that and they really wonder what they can do. And that’s a big one.