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World Uighurs: Washington puts pressure on Beijing

03:05  30 june  2020
03:05  30 june  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

What we know about the accusations made against China and the forced sterilization of Uighurs

 What we know about the accusations made against China and the forced sterilization of Uighurs © Copyright 2020, The Observations In a study published on June 29 and relayed by Associated Press , China is accused of conduct an extremely coercive birth control policy in its Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang with forced sterilization targeting in particular the Uighur community. The government is regularly singled out for its persecution of Uighurs , in particular through what is suspected of being detention camps.

Beijing insists it is merely providing job training and “de-extremism education” in a region that is poor and steeped in fundamentalism. China is Australia’s biggest export market, putting Canberra in an awkward position. Australia’s government is a vocal critic of the treatment of Uighurs ; it joined the

China has urged the US to stop putting what it has called "unreasonable pressure " on Chinese companies. The US had blacklisted 28 firms, which they said are involved in violating the rights of Uighurs and other minority groups in China. Meanwhile, high-level trade talks -- the first in more than

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The United States called on Monday China to "immediately stop" forcibly sterilizing Uyghur Muslims "as part of their campaign of repression "after the publication of a study accusing Beijing of carrying out such a radical policy of birth control. "The world has had access today to disturbing reports that the Chinese Communist Party is using forced sterilization, forced abortions and a coercive birth control policy against Uighurs and other minorities in Xinjiang," in northwest China, US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States accused China on Friday of putting well more than a million minority Muslims in “concentration camps,” in some of the strongest U.S. condemnation to date of what it calls Beijing ’s mass detention of mostly Muslim Uighur minority and other Muslim groups.

BEIJING — The U.S. administration needs to press China harder over the detention of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uighurs in “political education centers,” including dozens of relatives of reporters working for Radio Free Asia in Washington . That’s the message conveyed in a letter from Sen.

"Absolute disregard for the sanctity of human life and human dignity"

"We call on the Chinese Communist Party to immediately stop these horrible practices and we ask all countries to join the United States to demand an end to these dehumanizing abuses, "he added.

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According to the Secretary of State, already engaged in an all-out confrontation with Beijing, the "shocking revelations of the German researcher Adrian Zenz are sadly consistent with the attitude of the CCP for decades, which shows an absolute disregard for the sanctity of human life and human dignity. " Washington, other western capitals and human rights organizations accuse China of interning at least one million Muslims in the region, in what they call political re-education camps. Beijing denies this figure and talks about vocational training centers.

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