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World “Genocide” of the Uighurs: China rebels against Pompeo's “lies”

15:15  20 january  2021
15:15  20 january  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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China has committed genocide in its repression of the Uighurs and other mainly Muslim peoples, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Investigations by the BBC suggest that Uighurs are being used as forced labour and separated from their families. It is Mr Pompeo ' s last day in office

Pompeo said he made the move - which is certain to strain further already frayed ties between the world’s top economies - “after careful examination of the 3 U.S. election, that genocide was occurring in Xinjiang. Biden’s transition did not immediately comment on Pompeo ’ s announcement.

  « Génocide » des Ouïgours : la Chine s’insurge contre les « mensonges » de Pompeo © Supplied by Le Point

L a China described as “absurd and shameless lies”, Wednesday January 20, 2021, the accusations by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo according to which Beijing "commits genocide" against Muslims Uighurs in the Xinjiang region (northwest). This qualification "is just a scrap of paper in our eyes," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters hours before the end of the Trump administration's mandate. “In recent years, Mike Pompeo has propagated countless lies and pernicious ideas. This accusation of an alleged (genocide) is only one of his absurd and shameless lies, ”denounced the spokesperson.

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  As Trump's top diplomat, Pompeo sought to position himself as the president's successor In the final days of the Trump administration, Pompeo issued a flurry of decisions and promoted his record as a loyal servant of the president. This month Pompeo overturned decades of bipartisan policy and lifted restrictions on government contacts with Taiwan, ignored appeals from humanitarian aid organizations and labeled Houthi forces in Yemen as terrorists, designated Cuba as a state sponsor of terror and declared without offering evidence that Iran had become a “home base” for Al Qaeda.

In December 2020, the ICC declined to take investigative action against China , on the basis that it did not have jurisdiction over China with respect to In July 2020, Adrian Zenz said an interview with NPR that he had previously argued that the actions of the Chinese government are a cultural genocide

Pompeo said he made the move - which is certain to further strain already frayed ties between the world' s top economies - "after careful examination of the 27 requiring the U. S . administration to determine within 90 days whether China had committed crimes against humanity or a genocide .

According to foreign experts, more than a million Uighurs are or have been detained in political re-education camps in Xinjiang, a region under close police surveillance. Beijing says they are vocational training centers, intended to provide them with jobs and keep them away from extremism after a series of deadly attacks attributed to Uighur separatists and Islamists. Studies by American research institutes, based on interpretations of official Chinese documents, testimonies and extrapolations, also accuse China of sterilizations and forced labor targeting Uighurs.

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"Genocide"

"I think that this genocide is still in progress and that we are witnessing a systematic attempt to destroy the Uighurs on the part of the party. Chinese state, ”said Mike Pompeo on Tuesday in a statement. He also referred to “crimes against humanity” carried out “since at least March 2017” by the Chinese authorities against the Uighurs and “other members of ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang”. This decision, following an internal legal process at the State Department, paves the way for further US sanctions. Genocide consists of the total or partial destruction of a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.

"Genocide" of the Uyghurs: China castigates Pompeo's "lies"

 © Supplied by Le Point "D absurd lies": China derided the accusations of the outgoing US Secretary of State on Wednesday Mike Pompeo, according to which Beijing is committing "genocide" against Uyghur Muslims in its region of Xinjiang (Northwest). This qualification "is just a scrap of paper in our eyes," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters hours before the end of the Trump administration's mandate .

China has committed genocide in its repression of the Uighurs and other mainly Muslim peoples, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. President-elect Joe Biden' s choice for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has said he agrees with the finding.

Pompeo said he made the move - which is certain to strain further already frayed ties between the world' s top economies - "after careful examination of the available facts," accusing the Chinese Communist Party of crimes against humanity against the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities since

Foreign journalists can travel to Xinjiang, but they are very closely followed by the authorities there. It is therefore difficult for them to confirm or deny the accusations relating to the treatment of the Uighurs. China has been hit in recent decades by several attacks attributed to Uighur militants. The year 2014 was notably marked by a knife attack (31 dead) at Kunming station (southwest of the country) and another with an explosive (39 dead) against a market in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. .

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