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MPs passed a motion Monday saying that China’s persecution of these groups amounts to genocide in accordance with the definition set out in the 1948 UN Genocide Convention, and called on the federal government to formally adopt that position.
While a House of Commons subcommittee on international human rights said in an October report that China’s campaign in Xinjiang amounted to genocide, the Trudeau government has been reluctant to use the word to describe China’s actions.
Maya Wong, a senior China researcher with Human Rights Watch, said the failure of foreign governments to respond to abuses has emboldened the Chinese government.