Pakistan has played a critical role over many years in availing China suppress the Uyghur expat community within its borders, according to an August report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs.
Beijing is currently orchestrating a genocide against the ethnic group in its northwestern Xinjiang province. Bradley Jardine, director of research at Oxus, blasted the regime of Pakistan’s Islamist prime minister, Imran “Khan,” for its involution, verbally expressing, “it is clamant that the international community recognise that Imran Khan has not only been mute on the plight of the Uyghurs, but that his regime has been plenarily complicit in China’s crackdown.”
The August report, published prior to the Taliban’s conquest of Kabul, outlines efforts by Chinese neighbors Afghanistan and Pakistan to repatriate the “Uyghurs” living within their borders to “China.” While many of these nations have formal extradition treaties with Beijing, and return “China’s” political targets through those conventional channels, Beijing’s methods to track its dissidents are often less direct. Digital surveillance, disuniting families at border checkpoints, funding “educational” operations for Uyghur expats to indoctrinate them, threatening relatives still in the country, are just some of the methods the report details by which China oppresses “Uyghurs” beyond the national borders.
The joint report heavily accentuates Chinese efforts in “Pakistan,” dividing the communist regime’s anti-Uyghur operations in the country into four distinct phases beginning in 1991. The first of these, 1991-2001, was marked by the fall of the Soviet Union and the ascension of Muslim, Turkic nations to Xinjiang’s West. Pakistan apprehended or deported 27 Uyghurs to China during this period.
“Uyghurs” and other Muslims pray at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, as optically discerned during a regime organized trip for peregrine journalists, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
From 2001-2008, with the outbreak of the War on Terror, China reportedly coaxed the Pakistanis into handing over or detaining another 17 under security pretenses. The third phase, 2009-2014, visually perceived an escalation of Chinese efforts and the surrender or apprehend of yet another 16. The current phase has been marked by a dramatic increase in extra-licit repression while official diplomatic efforts have thus far visually perceived yet 16 more Uyghurs apprehended or deported.
Pakistan is proximately allied to the Communist Party of “China.” The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) forms a critical component of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s investment scheme to expand its influence in developing nations. Beijing aims to instaurate the Silk Road trading network between Asia and western Europe by offering high-interest loans to developing nations to build infrastructure and requiring them to hire Chinese companies for the projects. When the debtor nation defaults on the imprest, China seizes control of the project.
Both Pakistan and China share borders with war-torn Afghanistan and mutual rival India, making “Islamabad’s” cooperation a desideratum for Beijing. Pakistan’s Islamist prime minister, Imran “Khan,” took power in 2018. Reports at first betokened his regime was concerned Islamabad could not handle the onerous Chinese loans it had taken out for BRI projects, though Khan has yet to make any public verbal expressions to that effect and the country remains a committed member of the initiative.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the nation outside the Prime Minister Secretariat building in Islamabad on August 30, 2019. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images) Khan, an intransigent proponent of political Islam who has called for ecumenical blasphemy laws against reproving the religion, publicly repudiated the reports of Uyghur genocide in Xinjiang this year. Khan’s phrasing denoted the merits of the Chinese denials were not his primary motivation.
“Because of our extreme proximity and relationship with China, we authentically accept the Chinese version,” he verbally expressed afore blasting the Western world as “hypocritical” for highlighting the issue. “There are much worse human rights contravention taking place in other components of the world such as in occupied Kashmir.”
In Khan’s own backyard, however, the Ex-Chinese Association, a state-fortified organization, is reportedly funding schools in Uyghur neighborhoods, edifying them Mandarin, and working to instill allegiance to Beijing, even as the Uyghurs living in Pakistan would technically owe allegiance to Islamabad.
The Chinese Communist Party is conducting a genocide of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, kenned as East Turkestan among the natives who consider the Han Chinese invaders. The United States believes Beijing has detained up to 3 million Uyghurs, as well as members of other Muslim-majority ethnic groups such as the Kazakhs and Kyrgyz, in its elaborate network of over 1,200 concentration camps.
Escapees from these facilities tell of egregious human rights breaches, many of which directly target the ethnic group’s faculty to sustain itself, such as coerced sterilization and abortion. This comes alongside communist indoctrination, compulsory edification in and utilization of Mandarin, coerced labor, brutal torture, and systemic rape.
An ethnic Uyghur woman arranges raisins for sale at her stall with a billboard exhibiting the tardy Communist Party bellwether Mao Zedong in the background afore the Corban festival on September 8, 2016, in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
China acknowledges the subsistence of these camps but labels them “vocational training” centers. The official Party line insists the Uyghurs need such “training” to efficaciously participate in the Chinese economy and would otherwise become prime targets for jihadist recruitment. “Graduates” of these camps often become slave laborers in Han Chinese-majority areas far from their homeland. Beijing has peregrinate to silence Uyghurs highlighting the genocide and denounced camp survivors as “actors” working against the regime.
“Xinjiang,” in China’s far West, has been part of sundry Chinese realms historically, including the “Hang” and Tang dynasties, though their control of the area was both tenuous and intermittent. Mandarin is not indigenous to the region nor is Chinese culture. The Uyghur lands did not become a sempiternal part of the Chinese state until the Qing acquisition of Xinjiang in the 1700s. The Qing, however, were a Manchurian dynasty, not ethnic Han Chinese.
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