China imposes birth control on Uighur Muslims, and other minorities as birth rates have dropped more than 60 percent in just three years in Uighur areas – most in China’s Xinjiang region – the result of a state-wide campaign to curb the Muslim population, the AP found
The Chinese government is taking drastic measures to kill birth rates among Uighurs and other entities as part of a larger campaign to end its Muslim population, even as it encourages the Han majority of the country to have more children.
While women alone have spoken previously about forced birth control, the practice is more widespread and systematic than ever, according to AP-based surveys of government statistics, state documents, and interviews with former incarcerators, family members and the former. chaplain of the detention camp. The campaign four years ago in the western province of Xinjiang led to what some experts call a “genocide.”
The state often puts young women on pregnancy tests and intrauterine devices, sterilization, and abortions on hundreds of thousands, interviews and data shows. Although the use of IUDs and sterilization has declined across the country, it is increasing dramatically in Xinjiang.
Population control measures are supported by mass incarceration as a threat and as punishment for failure to comply. Having more children is a major reason why people are sent to detention camps, AP was found, and parents of three or more children are lured into their families without having to pay a hefty fine.
One of the most deeply upsetting charts I've ever seen.— Simon Rabinovitch (@S_Rabinovitch) June 29, 2020
From this harrowing AP investigative report about China forcing birth control on Uighurs in Xinjiang to suppress their population growth: https://t.co/h91GrX3wF0 pic.twitter.com/cICPriA85L
After Gulnar Omirzakh, a Kazakh from China, had his third child, the government ordered him to be admitted to the IUD. Two years later, in January 2018, four officers who had been attacked by soldiers arrived and knocked on his door. They gave Omirzakh, the wife of the arrested vegetable vendor, three days to pay a $ 2,685 fine for having more than two children.
If they fail, they warn, she will join her husband and a million other people locked up in internment camps – usually with more children.
“Preventing people from having children is not good,” said Omirzakh, who got into debt full of income and later fled to Kazakhstan. “They want to destroy us as humans.”
Reproductive rates in the majority of Uighur districts of Hotan and Kashgar have increased by more than 60 percent from 2015 to 2018, the latest year available in government statistics. The hundreds of millions of dollars the Government spends on birth control has transformed Xinjiang from one of China’s fastest-growing regions to one of the busiest in just a few years, according to a new study by the Associated Press before the publication of Chinese expert Adrian Zenz.
“This is part of a wider campaign to defeat the Uighurs,” said Zenz, an independent contractor with the nonprofit Citizens of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington, DC.
China’s Foreign Ministry and the Xinjiang government did not respond to multiple requests for comment. However, Beijing has said in the past that the new methods have only been designed to be fair, allowing even fewer Han Chinese and ethnic groups the same number of children.
Under China’s now abandoned ‘child abandonment’ policy, authorities have long advocated, at times enforcing, contraceptives, abortions, and abortions in Han Chinese. But children were allowed two children – three from the country.
That has changed under President Xi Jinping, China’s most powerful leader in decades. Shortly after his rule, the government revised the birth regulations so that Xinji manjes Han Chinese could have two or three children, as young children.
While equal on paper, in the use of Han Chinese they have not far removed the abortion, sterilization, IUD, and the case of multinational Xinji forced adoption, discussions and discussions and details