Blinken, ahead of China visit, calls out Beijing’s ongoing ‘genocide’ against minority Muslims

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called out the ongoing ‘genocide’ against minority Muslims in China, ahead of his visit to Beijing. This follows widespread international condemnation over China’s treatment of its Muslim Uighur minority in the Xinjiang region, characterized by mass detentions in “re-education” camps, forced labor, and allegations of systematic rape and abuse.

U.S. officials have previously applied the label of ‘genocide’ to describe Beijing’s actions in Xinjiang, a designation China rejects vehemently. Blinken’s comments underline a commitment by the U.S. government to continue scrutinizing China’s human rights record.


It is expected that the issue of human rights will be a central topic of discussion during Blinken’s visit, potentially adding strain to an already fraught Sino-U.S. relationship. Despite the challenges, both countries have voiced the intention to manage their disagreements and cooperate on areas of common interest.

The Chinese government maintains that its policies in Xinjiang are necessary to combat extremism and that its detention camps are ‘vocational training centers’. However, these claims have been widely criticized and discredited by international human rights organizations and Uighur testimonies.

This issue is complex and multifaceted, and may take time to be resolved. The U.S.’ approach to dealing with such delicate issues may be crucial in defining its relationship with China going forward.

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