Magazine August 2, 2021, Issue

A China for the Han

Communist propaganda in Kashgar, 2017 (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
The CCP’s brutal 21st-century settler colonialism

On May 27, the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced that it had discovered the remains of 215 children in an unmarked mass grave on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, Canada. In early June, remains of an additional 715 people were found at another former residential school in Saskatchewan. Residential schools were among the most shameful and brutal aspects of Canadian forced-assimilation policies, and the First Nations had long contended that thousands of native children who were sent to these schools had disappeared — presumed dead from abuse and neglect.

These discoveries were met

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Kelley E. Currie is a senior adjunct fellow with the Indo-Pacific security program at the Center for a New American Security. She previously served as a deputy to Ambassador Nikki Haley at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

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