The Canadian House of Commons has called China’s treatment of Uyghurs genocide. Canada is the second country in the world to achieve this status after the United States.
Liberal Prime Minister Trudeau and part of his cabinet abstained. The resolution was approved by some coalition members and the entire opposition. The Secretary of State voted.
This vote will often lead to tensions between Canada and China. Diplomatic tensions between the two countries erupted in 2019 after the arrest of a Chinese businessman in Canada. Last weekend, the Chinese ambassador to Canada warned Canadian officials not to “interfere in internal affairs.”
Prevention: No genocide
More than a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities are being held in prison camps and detention centers in China’s Xinjiang region. This makes it the largest detention center for minorities since World War II. According to evidence and human rights organizations, women are forced to have abortions or contraception to prevent population growth.
Foreign Minister Black wrote that the Netherlands had not yet branded the treatment a genocide Last week To the House of Representatives. There are large-scale human rights violations, such as the imposition of birth control, ”but it needs to be established to qualify for genocide. [het] Imposed with genocidal intent, ”Black said.
The Dutch government has repeatedly called on China to allow international visitors to the Xinjiang region, but this has not been followed.
Reporter Sjord Den Das was in the Xinjiang region last year and did as much as he could: