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China: Treatment of Uyghurs is shining example. Canada: No, it's genocide

Christian Fernsby |
Canada's House of Commons voted to label China's treatment of Uyghurs as genocide after China claimed its treatment of the minority group was a shining example of progressive policies.

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The motion saying Uyghurs in China "have been and are being subject to genocide" passed unanimously on February 22.

The Canadian parliament also voted to adopt an amendment calling for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to be moved if the brutal treatment of the Uyghurs continues.

On February 22, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on February 22 that Uyghurs and other minorities living in Xinjiang enjoy freedom of religion and labor rights.

He described the treatment of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang as a "shining example" of China's human rights progress.

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