U.S. declares China’s treatment of Muslims and ethnic minorities “genocide”
JANUARY 19, 2021
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hit China with new sanctions by declaring that China’s policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in western Xinjiang Province constitute a “genocide.” Pompeo made the determination on Tuesday just 24 hours before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
“These acts are an affront to the Chinese people and to civilized nations everywhere,” Pompeo said on Twitter. “The People’s Republic of China and the CCP must be held to account.”