Would you care more if we mentioned these minorities were Muslim?
One of the little propaganda wins we saw during the Wuhan Chinese Coronavirus crisis was the claim that associating the virus with China was ‘racist’… as though China were one homogenous people group, and not a Communist nation run by a powerful Han Chinese ethnic group in the East that dominates a variety of ethnicities, religions, cultures and even distinct languages throughout the 1.4 Billion or so people who call China home.
But we’re glad to have a conversation about racism in China. We’ve already seen an explicitly disparate treatment of black and non-black civilians in China. While American ‘Experts’ Claim That The Wuhan Virus Is Committing ‘Genocide’ Of Blacks–Real Racism Is Ramping Up In China
That’s just the reality with respect to shopping and restaurants. Their government’s systematically racist mistreatment of the Uyghurs is even worse.
The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children.
While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is far more widespread and systematic than previously known, according to an AP investigation based on government statistics, state documents and interviews with 30 ex-detainees, family members and a former detention camp instructor. The campaign over the past four years in the far west region of Xinjiang is leading to what some experts are calling a form of “demographic genocide.”
The state regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, and forces intrauterine devices, sterilization and even abortion on hundreds of thousands, the interviews and data show. Even while the use of IUDs and sterilization has fallen nationwide, it is rising sharply in Xinjiang.
The population control measures are backed by mass detention both as a threat and as a punishment for failure to comply. Having too many children is a major reason people are sent to detention camps, the AP found, with the parents of three or more ripped away from their families unless they can pay huge fines. Police raid homes, terrifying parents as they search for hidden children.
After Gulnar Omirzakh, a Chinese-born Kazakh, had her third child, the government ordered her to get an IUD inserted. Two years later, in January 2018, four officials in military camouflage came knocking at her door anyway. They gave Omirzakh, the penniless wife of a detained vegetable trader, three days to pay a $2,685 fine for having more than two children.
If she didn’t, they warned, she would join her husband and a million other ethnic minorities locked up in internment camps ¬— often for having too many children.
“God bequeaths children on you. To prevent people from having children is wrong,” said Omirzakh, who tears up even now thinking back to that day. “They want to destroy us as a people.” —AP
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China unlawfully seizing control of Hong Kong: