Australian and UK PM: Grave Concerns About Xinjiang

Britain's and Australia's leaders countries expressed “grave concerns” about China’s policies in its far western region of Xinjiang.


Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison expressed “grave concerns about credible reports of human rights violations in Xinjiang, and called on Communist China to protect the rights, freedoms and high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong.”

Mr. Morrison and Mr. Johnson, who spoke In a video call on Thursday, also stressed “the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, and expressed support for Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organisations.”

The leaders also stressed “the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, and expressed support for Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organisations.”

Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry expressed its thanks for the support, saying they would continue to deepen cooperation with fellow democracies like Britain and Australia.

The British and Australian leaders also stressed the importance of maritime rights and freedoms in the South China Sea, saying they were strongly opposed “to any unilateral actions that could escalate tensions and undermine regional stability and the international rules-based order, including militarisation, coercion, and intimidation.”

The United States accuses Communist China of genocide in its treatment of minority Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang and abuse including forced and prison labour.  Parliaments of France, Belgium and Canada called atrocities the genocide. Last month, the Uyghur Tribunal concluded that the Communist China has committed that crime.

 

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