US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused China of genocide against Uighurs Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang province. In a statement, Mike Pompeo said, “After careful examination of the available facts, I have determined that the [People’s Republic of China], under the direction and control of the [Chinese Communist Party], has committed genocide against the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang.”
The statement further states, “Exhaustive documentation of the events confirms that since at least March 2017, local authorities dramatically escalated their decades-long campaign of repression against Uyghur Muslims. And members of other ethnic and religious minority groups, including ethnic Kazakhs and ethnic Kyrgyz.”
I believe this genocide is ongoing: Pompeo
Pompeo further said, “I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state. This is a very serious and tragic set of actions that are taking place there in the western part of China. This is forced sterilisation, forced abortions – the kind of things that we haven’t seen in an awfully long time in this world.”
CPEC annual summit delayed:
Meanwhile, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) annual summit delayed due to the conflict between both countries. Adnan Aamir said, ‘China is reluctant to lend money for ML-1 because Pakistan has already sought debt relief. And it is not in a position to give sovereign guarantees. Pakistan wants to borrow the sum at a concessional interest rate. China is likely to lend USD 6 million for ML-1, the largest CPEC project.