Canadian lawmakers voted to support a motion formally recognizing China’s treatment of its ethnic Muslim Uighur population as a genocide on Monday.
The Conservative motion passed overwhelmingly in the House of Commons with 266 votes to zero. The Liberal cabinet abstained from voting.
Of course they would abstain.
The Liberal cabinet’s abstention came on the heels of an already-strained relationship between Canada and China, intensified by the December 2018 arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the behest of the U.S. government and the arbitrary detentions of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig in what has been widely viewed as retaliation.
It would not matter if they too voted, since political hostages the CCP holds will not improve unless we abandon the rule of law of and allow the CCP to bully others. It would also open the door for other nations to use political hostages to their advantage.
China’s treatment of Uighurs in its Xinjiang province has been widely condemned by the international community.
Except for someone like Biden, who says this is a “cultural norm” for China.
China’s ambassador to Canada, Cong Peiwu, denounced the motion on Saturday in an interview with the Canadian Press, dismissing the allegations of genocide as unfounded China bashing.
“We firmly oppose that because it runs counter to the facts. And it’s like, you know, interfering in our domestic affairs,” Cong said. “There’s nothing like genocide happening in Xinjiang at all.”
Facts as told by the CCP? And the definitions of such words as rights, freedoms, genocide difference greatly from what we find in a dictionary, and what the CCP says the word(s) means.
“The Chinese government protects the freedom of religious belief of all Chinese citizens, including ethnic minority groups like the Uyghur community in Xinjiang,” the statement read.
I call BS to that. We have seen what they have done with Tibet monks/monestraries, Christian churches and priests (must be CCP approved marxist priests), etc.
But (Conservative MPs Michael Chong) has rejected those claims, pointed to mounting evidence — including satellite images, videos and personal accounts from escaped Uighurs — documenting the atrocities.
“The evidence has come in the form of high-definition, high-resolution satellite imagery that has been tracked over time that documents clearly the building of hundreds of detention centres,” he said.
(Conservative MPs Garnett Genuis) echoed Chong’s statements, adding that “what we see before our eyes is not complicated. We see the existence of modern concentration camps.”
The facts/proof says it is genocide.
But Bejiing Joe will never sign on.
I am also surprised Biden has not asked his DOJ to drop the case against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.