Hard evidence of China’s genocide

May 27, 2022

In an article published today in WORLD Magazine, RFI Executive Vice President Eric Patterson examines the evidence recently uncovered in Chinese government documents exposing atrocities the Chinese Communist Party is committing against Uyghur Muslims. 

Patterson writes:

“The ethnic separatist forces have religious extremism as their ideological basis,” thunders Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a speech included in the newly released documents known as the “Xinjiang Police Files.” From Muslim Uyghurs to Christians and groups like Falun Gong, the documents demonstrate Xi’s “cleansing” of any who challenge his vision of a homogenous Communist China. Xi’s misleading claims about “religious extremism” are an attempt to justify a playbook taken straight from Hitler and Stalin. A careful look at these Chinese government documents should spur the United States and other democracies to take greater action on behalf of human dignity—and even human survival—in China.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation released this massive trove of documentary evidence from official Chinese files earlier this week. The files include photographs of detainees (including children), flamboyant speeches by senior Communist Party officials, police and military reports, and training documents. And they expose the precision of China’s genocidal policies toward Muslim Uyghurs.

Read the full article: “Hard evidence of China’s genocide