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Canadian MPs Accuse China of Genocide


John Stonestreet

Roberto Rivera

Despite threats from China, the Canadian Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights has said what no other governmental body has yet been willing to say: China is committing genocide.

In its statement, the subcommittee called on the Canadian government “to condemn China’s actions” against Muslim Uyghurs and “recognize that they constitute genocide.” Members of the subcommittee also urged the Canadian government to impose sanctions on Chinese officials.

As you might imagine, Beijing isn’t too happy with Ottawa and has taken to whining and promising “a strong reaction” to the parliamentary subcommittee’s declaration.

China is used to getting its way, with countries and corporations and the NBA, but the Canadian government needs to follow through, and other nations, including our own, must formally recognize the monstrous nature of Beijing’s crimes.

As one Canadian MP said, the testimony heard by the Subcommittee, “would move anyone to action.” The first action is using the word “genocide.”


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