The Chinese Communist Party’s “crimes against humanity” against the Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities have been the “crime of the century” and the State Department’s declaration that genocide is being committed is a move to convince the Chinese government to cease its actions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday.
“We’ve been working on this for a long time in the Trump administration,” Pompeo said on Fox News’ “America’s Report.” “We sanctioned officials. We have told businesses they couldn’t bring products out of those regions … this is forced labor, forced sterilizations, forced abortions, the kinds of thing we haven’t seen in a long time in this world, crimes against humanity and genocide.”
Before the interview, Pompeo in a statement accused the Chinese ruling Communist Party of committing “crimes against Muslims and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang as far back as March 2017, reports Politico.
The declaration, coming on the last full day of the outgoing Trump administration, comes as a culmination of the pressure that has been put on China’s communists over its internment of the Muslim minorities in work and reeducation camps… Via – Newsmax