lørdag 1. august 2020

The Chinese Communist Party’s Fall From Grace Over Mass Atrocities In Xinjiang

In recent months a body of evidence has emerged linking the Chinese Communist Part (CCP) to mass atrocities perpetrated against the Uighur Muslims. It is alleged that the CCP has organized the arbitrary detention of over 1 million Uighur Muslims and perpetrated killings in detention, torture and inhuman treatment of detainees, the forced separation of children from their parents, forced sterilization, forced labor, forced organ harvesting, enforced disappearances and much more. The world has responded to these allegations with diplomatic engagement. However, there has been no improvement in the treatment of the persecuted communities.

The response hasn’t been entirely benign though. Some States have taken a stronger stance on the issue. Indeed, on July 9, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designated three senior CCP officials, Chen Quanguo, the Party Secretary of the Xinjiang; Zhu Hailun, Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Political and Legal Committee; and Wang Mingshan, the current Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau for their involvement in gross violations of human rights (under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2020 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act). The designation means that the three individuals and their immediate family members will not be able to enter the United States.