The U.S. State Department is considering formally accusing China’s actions toward its Uighur Muslim minority – including involuntary abortions and sterilizations, forced labor and incarceration in work camps called “vocational training schools” – a genocide, Politico reported citing unidentified sources.
Politico quoted two anonymous Trump administration officials as saying internal discussions are in their early stages and involve working level officials, the National Security Council and the Department of Homeland Security.
Other considerations include accusing China of “crimes against humanity” or “ethnic cleansing.”
China has declared the Uighurs, a minority group of roughly 12 million centered in China’s northwest autonomous region of Xinjiang, a security threat following a growing separatist movement that has included several violent incidents such as car bombings, stabbings, and shootings over the past two decades.
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