EXCLUSIVE: China’s Uyghurs slam Biden for selling out the oppressed minority by lifting curbs on a blacklisted forensics lab in return for Xi’s ’empty promises’ on cutting fentanyl flows
November 15, 2023 | Daily Mail | By James Reinl
Louisa Greve, advocacy director for the Uyghur Human Rights Project, said Biden’s deal with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping would further hurt her repressed ethnic group without getting America any help in return.
Greve spoke with DailyMail.com as Biden met Xi on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in San Francisco, where they discussed their deal over sanctions and Chinese-made precursor chemicals.
‘It’d be a screaming shame for the American government to give concessions to China, selling out its own ideals and actions in its fight against Uyghur genocide and getting nothing out of it,’ said Greve.
Greve says the deal would undermine the cause of the Uyghurs, a mostly Muslim, Turkic-speaking group in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, which has seen been subject to forced labor, sterilizations and other abuses in a crackdown from Beijing.
It would send the wrong message to lift sanctions on the forensic institute, which has been implicated in the involuntary collection of DNA of Tibetans and Uyghurs,’ said Greve, an author of several books who has testified before Congress.
Worse still, added Greve, Biden is likely being sold ’empty promises.’