Sec. of State Mike Pompeo reacted yesterday to a report by the Associated Press that China is using forced birth control to reduce the Uighur population of Xinjiang.
The world received disturbing reports today that the Chinese Communist Party is using forced sterilization, forced abortion, and coercive family planning against Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang, as part of a continuing campaign of repression. German researcher Adrian Zenz’s shocking revelations are sadly consistent with decades of CCP practices that demonstrate an utter disregard for the sanctity of human life and basic human dignity. We call on the Chinese Communist Party to immediately end these horrific practices and ask all nations to join the United States in demanding an end to these dehumanizing abuses.
The AP report described China’s “draconian measures” as an attempt to reduce the birth rate of a population of minorities the CCP considers a threat to the country’s stability. But other observers went so far as calling the program a kind of “creeping genocide.”