Uighur Concentration Camps in China: New Sanctions Are Not Enough

Protesters hold a large sign against China’s Uighur camps, labeled as vocational training centres by the Chinese government, outside the home of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou before her extradition hearing at the Supreme Court in Vancouver, Canada, January 20, 2020. (Lindsey Wasson/Reuters)
Let’s use the right term: genocide. That label brings with it the responsibility for tougher actions.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f there was previously any question whether the Chinese Communist Party’s mass detention of Uighur Muslims and other minorities in the Xinjiang region rises to the level of genocide, new reports released early Monday morning leave little room for doubt. A collaboration between the Associated Press and Adrian Zenz, one of the world’s top scholars on the Xinjiang concentration camps, has revealed a systematic CCP effort to forcibly sterilize and administer birth control to Uighurs and members of other minority communities in the region while simultaneously working to increase the country’s Han Chinese population.

The situation in Xinjiang represents one of