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China Is Violating Uighurs’ Human Rights. The United States Must Act.
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China Is Violating Uighurs’ Human Rights. The United States Must Act.

Michael Fuchs, Daniel Benaim, and Blaine Johnson explain how the the United States can help protect Uighurs facing oppression in China.

Authors

  • Michael Fuchs
  • Daniel Benaim
  • Blaine Johnson

The Chinese Communist Party is carrying out a methodical campaign of oppression in an apparent attempt to extinguish the religion and ethnicity of the Uighur people. Residing mostly in what the Chinese state calls its Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Uighurs today are not free in the most fundamental sense of the word—not to travel, not to practice their faith, not to speak with their relatives, not to name their children. Not even submission to discriminatory government regulations and coercion keeps their families safe. And the world barely seems to notice.

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Authors

Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow

Daniel Benaim

Senior Fellow

Blaine Johnson

Policy Analyst, China and Asia Policy