fredag 7. oktober 2022

Now Is the Moment for Global Solidarity with China's Ethnic Minorities

President Xi Jinping is on the verge of securing an unprecedented third term as the leader of the world’s most populous country, the People's Republic of China. On October 16th, the Communist Party congress will declare Jinping as China's ruler for an additional five years. Such congresses typically bring in a new batch of rulers but Xi, who is also head of state and leader of the military, amended the party constitution in 2018 to remove all term limits on the presidency, effectively making him China's self-appointed forever-leader.

Under Xi's leadership of China since 2013, there have been a host of human rights violations that will only likely worsen in the next half decade unless confronted by human rights activists globally.