On July 23, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an important speech on China at The Richard Nixon Presidential Liberty and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. For the first time in American diplomatic history, Pompeo stated that the strategy devised by Richard Nixon in 1967, to “induce change” in China through international recognition and commerce, has failed. China has not changed, and will never change while the CCP remains in power. As an example of the CCP’s total disregard for human rights, Pompeo mentioned what he called “concentration camps” for Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and others in Xinjiang.
Pompeo is not alone. The world must wake up to its responsibilities, to hold China to account for a tranche of human rights abuses being inflicted against Uyghurs and Turkic people in its far North West, claims a consortium of the UK’s foremost human rights barristers and legal practitioners.
In its report published this week, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC), insists that mounting evidence that Beijing is flouting a raft of internationally accepted legal conventions, cannot continue to be ignored by the international community.