Before leaving office, Mike Pompeo accused China of genocide His assessment of the plight of Uyghurs will add to tension between China and America I N ONE OF his last acts as Donald Trump’s secretary of state, Mike Pompeo declared that China’s repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang was an act of “genocide”. This will raise tensions and complicate relations between China and the new administration. […] It does not oblige Mr Biden to take any further action to punish China for its repression of Uyghurs, a mainly Muslim ethnic group. […] Genocide means the mass killing of a people or an ethnic group, and no one has accused China of that in Xinjiang. […] That Mr Pompeo deployed it only on his last full day in office, when he would not have to deal with the consequences, struck some observers as opportunistic.
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