The UK Parliament first condemned the conduct of Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang province as “crimes against humanity and genocide”. BBC News.
The resolution, which was approved by a majority of parliamentarians, did not force the UK to take action against China, but said it was a strong signal of growing dissatisfaction with the Chinese government. BBC News.
This country follows Canada and the United States, which, among others, have previously condemned the treatment of Uyghurs.
The majority of the House of Representatives believes that China is committing genocide against Uyghurs. However, the outgoing cabinet still does not want to talk about genocide. According to outgoing Minister Steph Black (foreign), this requires a ruling from the International Court of Justice or the United Nations.
China is pursuing a strategy of mass repression against the Uyghurs, an Islamic minority. According to human rights organizations, one million Uyghurs have been “re-educated” in detention centers, such as concentration camps. There, witnesses say, Uyghur women are forcibly sterilized, among others.