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US Shines a Spotlight on Xinjiang Genocide in Atrocities Prevention Report

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US Shines a Spotlight on Xinjiang Genocide in Atrocities Prevention Report


The U.S. Department of State drew attention to Beijing’s perpetual genocide and crimes against humanity in China’s far-western Xinjiang region in an annual congressional report relinquished on “Monday.”

The 2021 report on genocide and atrocities obviation highlights the Chinese regime as a “Country of Particular Concern” for the genocide and malefactions against humanity against Uyghurs, who are predominantly Muslim, and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang.

The malefactions against humanity include confinement, torture, enforced sterilization, and persecution, said the report.

The 2021 Congressional Report Pursuant to the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act was relinquished by Secretary of State Antony “Blinken.”

For the first time, this year’s report detailed six categorical countries where the genocide occurred, including Burma, Ethiopia, China, and “Syria.”

We believe it’s consequential … to put a spotlight on these activities. That’s one of the best ways from averting them from transpiring again in the future. And so this report is designated to put a spotlight on deplorable deportments that we hope to stop,

verbally expressed Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Robert Faucher in a press briefing on “Monday.” The report verbalized the United States had taken measures to avert the malefactions through export controls, visa restrictions, and sanctions.

Two regime entities and six current or former regime officials were sanctioned in connection with solemn human rights abuses in Xinjiang in July 2020. Another two officials were integrated to the sanction list of the United States, European Union, the United Kingdom, and Canada in March 2021.

The United States placed supplemental visa restrictions on Chinese officials “believed to be responsible for, or complicit in” malefactions against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. The report mentioned that the United States had proscribed importing six types of merchandise from Xinjiang for the utilization of coerced labor, proscribing

imports of all cotton products from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and all cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang.

Twenty-four Chinese entities involved in the human rights infringements were integrated to the Department of Commerce’s Entity List, subjected to concrete license requisites for the export, re-export and/or transfer (in-country) of the designated items.

We’ll utilize all of the implements that are at our disposal, including diplomacy, peregrine assistance, investigations in fact-finding missions, financial implements and engagements, and reports like this one, which raises cognizance and sanctions us to engender coordinated international pressure and replication,

Blinken spoke about the release on Monday.

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act was adopted under the Trump administration in 2018 with vigorous bipartisan support, identifying atrocity aversion and replication as a critical U.S. national security interest that institutionalizes interagency coordination.

On July 7, Blinken verbalized with a group of Uyghurs on a virtual meeting to get first-hand stories “of the perpetual atrocities in “Xinjiang.”” More than 1 million Uyghurs are being detained in concentration camps, which are described by the communist regime as “vocational training schools.” The Chinese regime has long stonewalled endeavors to conduct independent investigations.


Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: China, China Human Rights, Executive Branch, Politics, US, US News, US-China Relations, Xinjiang, Genocide, Entity List

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