China’s abuses in Muslim region ‘may constitute crimes against humanity’ says US congressman

by Michael Mathes
11 October 2018 11:00

China is undertaking unprecedented repression of its ethnic minorities including Muslim Uighurs, with authoritarian tactics potentially constituting “crimes against humanity” as human rights conditions deteriorate, a damning US congressional report released Wednesday concluded.

The bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China said in its annual report repression has worsened in recent years despite Beijing’s dramatic economic growth and broader global engagement.

It highlights “the dire human rights situation inside China and the continued downward trajectory, by virtually every measure,” since Xi Jinping became the Communist Party’s general secretary in 2012 and president the following year.

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