Biden comments on China’s Uyhgurs genocide: “Culturally there are different norms.”
US President Joe Biden now stands accused in certain sections of defending Chinese brutalities against Uighur Muslims. On Wednesday, Biden responded to queries during a televised event on the Asian nation’s handling of Muslim minorities in its far western region of Xinjiang. He called the failure of Xi Jinping to speak on the genocide of Uighur Muslims part of a “different norm”`.
Over the last few years between one and three million Uyghurs and other members of Muslim minority groups, including Kazakhs and Kyrgyz, have reportedly been detained in some 1,200 hastily built re-education camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of Western China.
An unknown hero took these images with his drone showing Uighurs sitting, bound and blindfolded, waiting to be loaded onto train cars and taken — somewhere.
After a long telephonic conversation with his Chinese counterpart, the U.S. President said that in the past China has been victimised by the outer world and Xi’s principle is to keep the country ‘unified’ against this.
“Chinese leaders – and if you know anything about Chinese history – the time when China has been victimised by the outer world is when they haven’t been unified at home. The central principle of Xi Jinping is that there must be a United techno-controlled China and he uses his rationals for the things he does based on that.”