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sl8

(13,626 posts)
Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:58 AM Jun 2020

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Source: Associated Press

By The Associated Press
23 minutes ago

The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children.

While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is far more widespread and systematic than previously known, according to an AP investigation based on government statistics, state documents and interviews with 30 ex-detainees, family members and a former detention camp instructor. The campaign over the past four years in the far west region of Xinjiang is leading to what some experts are calling a form of “demographic genocide.”

The state regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, and forces intrauterine devices, sterilization and even abortion on hundreds of thousands, the interviews and data show. Even while the use of IUDs and sterilization has fallen nationwide, it is rising sharply in Xinjiang.

The population control measures are backed by mass detention both as a threat and as a punishment for failure to comply. Having too many children is a major reason people are sent to detention camps, the AP found, with the parents of three or more ripped away from their families unless they can pay huge fines. Police raid homes, terrifying parents as they search for hidden children.

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population (Original Post) sl8 Jun 2020 OP
Trump would tell them to just stop doing pregnancy tests William Seger Jun 2020 #1
The US has been known to do a lot worse to its minorities, marie999 Jun 2020 #2
We sure did Scalded Nun Jun 2020 #3
Yes, genocide is an all too familiar theme in human history. roamer65 Jun 2020 #4
So if we're condemning them--which is different from "not condoning"-- Igel Jun 2020 #5
You are right. marie999 Jun 2020 #6
Kick Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2020 #7
In this country White Republicans and White Power people are afraid. marie999 Jun 2020 #8
 

marie999

(3,334 posts)
2. The US has been known to do a lot worse to its minorities,
Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:14 AM
Jun 2020

and the mentally ill. Not condoning what China is doing.

Scalded Nun

(1,234 posts)
3. We sure did
Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:58 AM
Jun 2020

And we'd still be doing it if many had their way. Only to minorities and sickos though, we would not want this to happen to any real white Christians.

Igel

(35,266 posts)
5. So if we're condemning them--which is different from "not condoning"--
Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:49 AM
Jun 2020

you have to wonder.

Imagine the outrage at, "Brazil kept slavery for longer than the US, and it was taken off the books in some parts of Africa only in the early 1900s. Look at what racism looks like in China. Not condoning racism in the US."

It's a question of focus, of goal. Imagine Sue and her friend Bearach see a guy raping an intoxicated woman in the corner at a party. Bearach says you two need to stop him. "Yeah, but Bearach, remember that time when you were 16 and we were high and you didn't get consent before we had sex? Not condoning the rape, and just last year you deadnamed my kid sister's daughter, so it's not like you have any room to talk. Get me another Russian Mule." That works if the goal is to do nothing. Or continue to berate Bearach for the past or for lesser "crimes". It doesn't help if you want to actually make the present any better.

 

marie999

(3,334 posts)
8. In this country White Republicans and White Power people are afraid.
Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:32 PM
Jun 2020

They know that in the next 30 years, White/non-Hispanics will be a minority just like the Blacks and Browns. They are afraid that the POC will come together and will elect a majority of POC to most state and federal posts.

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