More and more facts are coming to light that call the world to wake up to the atrocities committed against the Uighurs and other minorities under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). 

Two recent events have once again brought the international community’s attention to the Uighur minority in Xinjiang, China. On the one hand an authoritative report documenting in detail the systematic sterilization of Uighur women by the Chinese Communist Party. The other significant event was the seizure by United States Customs and Border Protection of 13 tons of products made from human hair suspected of being forcibly removed from Uighurs imprisoned in concentration camps. 

German anthropologist Adrian Zenz, is leading the investigations and complaints against the Chinese Communist Party in favor of the Uighur minorities. In his last report he detailed with ample evidence the decades of policies that the CCP used to try and slowly eradicate the Uyghur and Turkish population in the area of East Turkestan—since 2016 the practices of forced sterilization have increased considerably. 

Between 1979 and 2009, according to the government of Turkistan in exile, the Chinese Communist Party admitted that it “prevented the illegal births of 3.7 million babies” in East Turkistan alone. Zenz’s report also states that more than 3 million Uighurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tatars, and other Turkish people in East Turkistan have been locked up in concentration camps and forced labor camps. More than 500,000 Uighurs and other Turkish children have been forcibly separated from their families and are being indoctrinated in state orphanages and boarding schools to become loyal Chinese citizens.

The details of the complaint really do suggest that the reality exceeds the fiction. It includes torture by electrocution, sexual abuse, forced eating of pork and drinking of alcohol (acts of extreme humiliation for Muslims), and is followed by a long list of atrocities. 

The second event mentioned refers to the recent operation by federal customs officials and police in New Jersey, where they seized a large shipment of goods suspected by officials to have been made from human hair from Xinjiang, China, where several illegal prison and forced-labor facilities were reportedly located.

Fox News reported that on July 1, Customs and Border Protection stopped the shipment, worth more than $800,000, as part of an order to all ports across the country to hold products manufactured by Lop County Meixin Hair Product Co. Ltd. “based on information indicating that they are manufactured under the use of slave labor,” according to a U.S. official.

“The production of these goods constitutes a very serious human rights violation, and the detention order is intended to send a clear and direct message to all entities seeking to do business with the United States that illicit and inhumane practices will not be tolerated in U.S. supply chains,” Brenda Smith, executive assistant commissioner of CBP’s Office of Commerce, said in a statement to Reuters.

Persecution of Falun Dafa by the Chinese Communist Party

Although the persecution of the Uighur ethnic community is quite widespread, it is not the most persecuted religious minority in China.

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is an ancient Chinese spiritual discipline. Because of its effects on health and its spiritual responses, Falun Dafa became very popular during its public dissemination in China between 1992 and 1999. At the beginning of 1999, there were an estimated 70 million to 100 million practitioners in China. 

On July 20, 1999, CCP leader Jiang Zemin ordered the regime to eradicate Falun Dafa within three months. Since that day there began a fierce persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners, which continues to this day even outside China. 

The persecution of Falun Gong is an atheistic campaign ordered by the Chinese Communist Party, and led by the 610 office, a special extra-constitutional task force, created specifically to exterminate Falun Dafa practitioners. The campaign focuses on the implementation of a system of atheistic propaganda and smear campaigns against Falun Dafa, a program of ideological conversion and forced re-education, and a variety of illegal coercive measures, including arbitrary detention, forced labor, physical torture, forced removal of organs, and death. 

Despite the constant efforts and resources invested by the CCP, Falun Dafa continues its expansion around the world by spreading its values of righteousness, based on truth, benevolence, and tolerance.