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Why is China carrying out this cultural genocide against the Uighurs?

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First published: The 08/07/2020

In a chilling throwback to the worst aspects of China’s one-child policy, women in the western province of Xinjiang, which borders Pakistan, Afghanistan and other central Asian countries, have been obliged to submit to forced sterilisation, the insertion of inter-uterine devices, and the threat of internment if they don’t abort pregnancies that exceed quotas. The revelation of these practices follows the confirmation last year of the systematic crackdown on the mostly Muslim, Turkic-speaking Uighurs, with about a million people alleged to be in internment camps and prisons. It beggars belief to even ask the question, but why is China engaged in what has been called “cultural genocide” in the 21st century? Read on….