The federal conservatives ask the Trudeau government to recognize, like the American government in particular, the persecution of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities by China as genocide.
“A number of organizations, including Canada’s Subcommittee on International Human Rights and two US administrations, conclude that the Chinese government is committing acts of genocide, as well as other crimes against humanity. These acts of genocide are, among others, the systematic control of the population, sexual violence and mass detention, ”the conservative foreign affairs spokesperson Michael Chong said in a statement on Sunday. – personal rights speech, Garnett Genuis.
Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State under Trump, had been hammering for some time that China was carrying out a “genocide”, an expression seen by some as too supported. It was just hours before the handover on January 20 that the Trump administration recognized the persecution of Uyghurs in China as genocide.
However, everything indicates that the coming to power of the Biden administration is not likely to change the American approach on this issue, since the new Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, has also admitted that a genocide was underway. .
Secret Chinese government documents, collected in 2019 by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, revealed what the Chinese internment camps looked like, as well as their function. The UN estimates that more than a million members of the Uyghur community have been interned in these camps.
“This is why we are urging the Trudeau government to join the Biden administration in officially recognizing the genocide of the Uyghurs,” added the two elected conservatives. In addition, we urge the government to encourage recognition of the genocide by our allies. Finally, we urge the government to work with our allies, including the United States, to take coordinated action to respond to this genocide. ”
MM. Chong and Genuis have indicated that they intend to use “various parliamentary tools so that Parliament recognizes this genocide, and this, as soon as possible”
Justin Trudeau’s government refused to use the term “genocide” to describe the persecution of Uyghurs in China.