fredag 2. oktober 2020

China Founding Day Met by Global Protests Over Uyghurs, Tibet, Hong Kong

Hundreds of Tibetans, Uyghurs and Hong Kongers and supporters including U.S. lawmakers rallied in in Washington Thursday to mark China’s National Day with protests over deepening Chinese repression in those regions. The rally near the U.S. Capitol -- part of a chain of protests in 60 cities from Canada to Sweden to New Zealand called “Resist China: A Global Day of Action” -- highlighted repression in Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang while calling attention to heavy-handed language policies in Inner Mongolia and threats to Taiwan.

Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang are each formally “autonomous regions” of the People’s Republic of China that have experienced increasingly heavy-handed rule from Beijing during the eight-year tenure of Chinese leader Xi Jinping.