Genocide is the Wrong Word for Uyghurs

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https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/02/13/genocide-is-the-wrong-word-for-the-horrors-of-xinjiang

When Ronald Reagan cried “tear down this wall”, everyone knew what he meant. There was a wall. It imprisoned East Germans. It had to come down. One day, it did. In the struggle between democracy and dictatorship, it is crucial that democracies tell the truth in plain language.

By the common understanding of the word genocide, this today is not. Just as “homicide” means killing a person and “suicide” means killing yourself, “genocide” means killing a whole people. China’s persecution of the Uyghurs is horrific, but it is not genocide. It is not slaughtering Uyghurs.

UYGHURS ENJOYING A UYGHUR LANGUAGE TALENT SHOW ON UYGHUR TV in CHINA

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