Report: China’s Separation of Uyghur Children from Families a “Cultural Genocide”

Jul 09, 2019

In China, a new report by the BBC found evidence that authorities are systematically taking Muslim childrenmany of them from the Uyghur communityfrom their families, in the far western region of Xinjiang. According to the report, China is rushing to build boarding schools where children are deliberately removed from their language and culture. Meanwhile, an estimated 1 million adults from the Uyghur community are being imprisoned in camps that China claims are vocational training centers designed to combat extremism. Many of the children who have detained parents or other family members are more vulnerable to removal. The author of the report concludes that the evidence points to what we must call cultural genocide.

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