China forces birth control on Uighurs and other minorities

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The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children.

https://apnews.com/269b3de1af34e17c1941a514f78d764c

While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is far more widespread and systematic than previously known, according to an AP investigation based on government statistics, state documents and interviews with 30 ex-detainees, family members and a former detention camp instructor. The campaign over the past four years in the far west region of Xinjiang is leading to what some experts are calling a form of “demographic genocide.”
The state regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, and forces intrauterine devices, sterilization and even abortion on hundreds of thousands, the interviews and data show. Even while the use of IUDs and sterilization has fallen nationwide, it is rising sharply in Xinjiang.The population control measures are backed by mass detention both as a threat and as a punishment for failure to comply. Having too many children is a major reason people are sent to detention camps, the AP found, with the parents of three or more ripped away from their families unless they can pay huge fines. Police raid homes, terrifying parents as they search for hidden children.
Under President Xi Jinping, China’s most authoritarian leader in decades, those benefits are now being rolled back. In 2014, soon after Xi visited Xinjiang, the region’s top official said it was time to implement “equal family planning policies” for all ethnicities and “reduce and stabilize birth rates.” In the following years, the government declared that instead of just one child, Han Chinese could now have two, and three in Xinjiang’s rural areas, just like minorities.
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The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children.

https://apnews.com/269b3de1af34e17c1941a514f78d764c
What a disgusting thing to do.
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China is a ****ing horrible country.
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The treatment of Uighurs in China is so evil
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And Western governments will respond to this with silence because modern day capitalism is so slavishly dependent on China.
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Ahh the hanification continues at pace then i see.

doesnt this begin to fall under ethnic cleansing, or at least the start of it...?
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This is horrific 😔. The CCP are evil.
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Horrifying. It astounds me why anyone would want to live in China ( obviously besides the people who were born or raised there ).
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Man, locking up anyone who opposes the government, banning anything the government doesn't like, mass surveillance on citizens, corona-virus, building lands on international seas then claiming it as theirs, suppressing Hong Kong's rights as an independent state, threatening war with whoever they like Taiwan in particular, locking up Muslims in concentration camps etc...seriously China is like a plague to the world. They probably have a Nazi Germany fetish or something.
China being a superpower will basically be the world in a coffin
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China is a ****ing horrible country.
Its Government and supporters are, but I assume that’s what you meant.
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And Western governments will respond to this with silence because modern day capitalism is so slavishly dependent on China.
What on Earth has this got to do with the West?

China is a Communist state, author of hundreds of a plethora of crimes against humanity, and you’re bringing up capitalism and business with them?

Wish you’d at least stick to the topic of the thread.

If we choose to boycott China, where are we going to move those dependencies to?
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What on Earth has this got to do with the West?

China is a Communist state, author of hundreds of a plethora of crimes against humanity, and you’re bringing up capitalism and business with them?

Wish you’d at least stick to the topic of the thread.

If we choose to boycott China, where are we going to move those dependencies to?
Do you really need this explained to you?

We exported a significant chunk of our manufacturing base to China all in the name of profit. This gives them immense economic power and allows the authoritarian Chinese communist party to get away with whatever they like. What is happening to the Uighars and to Hong Kong is a taste of what is to come as we enter the Chinese century.

The ghost of Mao will be laughing his tits off at the foolishness and short-sightedness of the West.
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(Original post by Ascend)
The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children.

https://apnews.com/269b3de1af34e17c1941a514f78d764c
This treatment of Uighurs is being compared with the holocaust of the 20th century; it is basically genocide. It's really *****ed up tbh, like something out of 1984.
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Fake news. Only white people oppress minorities.
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(Original post by Kitten in boots)
Do you really need this explained to you?

We exported a significant chunk of our manufacturing base to China all in the name of profit. This gives them immense economic power and allows the authoritarian Chinese communist party to get away with whatever they like. What is happening to the Uighars and to Hong Kong is a taste of what is to come as we enter the Chinese century.

The ghost of Mao will be laughing his tits off at the foolishness and short-sightedness of the West.
No, what allows them to get away with these things are nuclear weapons.
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Fake news. Only white people oppress minorities.
Literally no one says only white people oppress minorities
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Literally no one says only white people oppress minorities
Not far off it. There are plenty of examples. It seems a surprising number of people actually believe that historic European colonialism is the reason the African continent isn't as prosperous as other parts of the world.
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We exported a significant chunk of our manufacturing base to China all in the name of profit.
I'd say mostly for profit but there was also a foreign policy machination that once China yields to capitalism it would somehow join the liberal world order of the 20th century as many of its neighbours had done. Obviously this didn't happen and China merely exploited global trade without compromising its authoritarianism.
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China is a ****ing horrible country.
Nice liberal Sweden did force sterilization of disabled people in 1970s and Denmark want to stop people with down syndrome being born.

https://www.liveaction.org/news/denm...s-almost-all/?
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Nice liberal Sweden did force sterilization of disabled people in 1970s and Denmark want to stop people with down syndrome being born.

https://www.liveaction.org/news/denm...s-almost-all/?
So did most western countries during their dalliance with eugenics.. whats your point?
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