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Victor :

If China's government is not engaged in mass internment in Xinjiang then there is a very simple mechanism by which it can stop the so-called false accusations from concerned parties abroad: it can grant unfettered access to UN special rapporteurs and foreign journalists so that they can see for themselves the scale and nature of these re-education camps and meet with whatever citizens, interned or free, they would like to meet with.

But this of course is what China will not do, as is evidenced by the recent expulsions of journalists and the farcical treatment meted out to UN special rapporteur Philip Alston, who on his visit to China in 2016 was prevented from meeting virtually everyone he had requested to meet and taken on irrelevant and carefully stage-managed tours of villages where everything appeared to be sweetness and light.

Even getting to China is an achievement for most special rapporteurs. As of last September there were 15 outstanding UN requests for access to China that China's government had either postponed or simply not responded to. Meanwhile at the UN itself China strategically lobbies and votes and vetoes to ensure it is doing its level best not to promote but to undermine civil society and the free enjoyment of human rights in its own country.

Sep 01, 2018 07:30 AM

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Anonymous Reader :

The US should offer to take in the 10 million Uighurs. After all they are the only Muslims who chant "We love America to death" instead of "Death to America"which you hear everyday coming out of the Middle East.

Aug 31, 2018 01:21 AM

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Anonymous Reader :

Chen and his team will have a very bad afterlife in deep regions of hell, tortured by the demons as they did to others.

Aug 29, 2018 05:31 PM

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