Trump’s final shot at China’s buttocks on his way out the door didn’t pull any punches…
The Trump administration has determined that China has committed “genocide and crimes against humanity” in its repression of Uighur Muslims in its Xinjiang region, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday, delivering an embarrassing blow to Beijing a day before US President-elect Joe Biden is to take office.
US officials briefing reporters on the move said in a call that “an exhaustive documentation of (China’s) own policies, practices and abuse in Xinjiang” viewed by Pompeo led him to make the determination that such acts had been committed since at least March 2017.
“After careful examination of the available facts, I have determined that the PRC, under the direction and control of the CCP, has committed genocide against the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang,” Pompeo said in a statement.
“I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy UIghurs by the Chinese party-state,” he added.
…so with America officially calling China’s treatment of the Uighurs a genocide and crime against humanity, doesn’t that kinda demand we rethink and reconsider our trade with China?
How can we consider ourselves ethical if we are openly trading with a country that is committing genocide?
Shouldn’t the Prime Minister be asked if she agrees with America’s determination that China’s treatment of the Uighurs amounts to a war crime?
Isn’t it time to consider decoupling economically from China?
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