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Sean Roberts

The Roots of Cultural Genocide in China’s Xinjiang Province

The Roots of Cultural Genocide in China’s Xinjiang Province

DATE: June 15, 2021 6:00 pm

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The Uyghur cultural genocide is the ongoing series of human rights abuses perpetrated by the government of China against the Uyghur people and other ethnic and religious minorities in and around the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. Since 2014, the Chinese government, under the direction of the Chinese Communist Party has pursued policies leading to more than one million Muslims (the majority of them Uyghurs) being held in secretive internment camps without any legal process in what has become the largest-scale and most systematic detention of ethnic and religious minorities since the Holocaust. Thousands of mosques have been destroyed or damaged, and hundreds of thousands of children have been forcibly separated from their parents and sent to boarding schools. Critics of the “re-education” policy have described it as the forced assimilation of Xinjiang and have called it an ethnocide or cultural genocide


Please join the BCFA for a discussion of the roots of what is occurring in China’s Xinjiang Province, what, where and why is occurring, who is being targeted, how it is being orchestrated, and what if anything might be done about it.