The Trump Administration’s “tough on China” stance certainly remained in effect until the very last day.
On Tuesday, just one day before President Trump was set to leave office, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed the CCP’s treatment of China’s Muslim minority population.
Becoming the first to do so, Pompeo officially declared China’s horrific treatment of the Muslim minority group, the Uyghurs, a “genocide.”
“After careful examination of the available facts, I have determined that the People’s Republic of China, under the direction and control of the Chinese Communist Party, has committed genocide against the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang,” Pompeo wrote in a press release.
“I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uyghurs by the Chinese party-state,” he continued.
The statement comes after years of leaked footage showing the CCP rounding up thousands of Uyghurs to send them off to labor camps, where they are reportedly either forced to work or tortured and killed.
But this is not new behavior for the CCP.
For many decades, Christians have fought to expose the CCP’s murderous actions against those who read the Bible and hold church gatherings. China is historically notorious for killing dissenters against the CCP.
However, it is just now being exposed in a political sense by an administration that refuses to ignore China’s abhorrent actions.
Since 2016, the Trump Administration has called the country out for their evil behavior against the Uyghurs as well as unlawfully stripping rights away from the people of Hong Kong.
In response, the State Department has placed increasingly tightening sanctions on the country and called on the world to unite against the CCP.
Hopefully, the Biden Administration keeps the “tough on China” policy by continuing to combat the human rights travesty China is committing.