A new study by Adrian Zenz a world-leading expert on Uyghur human rights says China is deliberately reducing the population of Uyghurs, a majority group of so-called Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, through forced contraception, displacement of citizens, and detention in ominous “re-education camps.” It provides the most compelling evidence to date.
His findings were published in a peer-reviewed journal Central Asia Survey, It also shows that 2.6 to 4.5 million lives could be lost by 2040.
According to China’s official statistics, The “Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is home to more than 12 million Uyghurs,Uyghurs are Turkic-speaking, and more like the people of Central Asia than the Han Chinese, the majority of China’s population.
In 2020, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region officials administer unknown drugs and injections to Uyghur women, force them to transplant an intrauterine device (IUD), force them to accept surgical sterilization, and punish detention. We have published further research that has revealed that we are using it. Violation of contraception.
His findings provide the strongest evidence that Beijing’s policies in the Uyghur Autonomous Region meet genocide standards, as cited in the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide Crime.
In this study, Zenz systematically analyzes a series of documents published by prominent scholars in the region. Throughout, he finds a common story that reveals his desire to “optimize” the ethnic population structure of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
This instruction is from the top that the central government of Beijing “has a great deal of importance on the issues of population structure and population security in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.”
In most cases, the need to “optimize” Uyghurs is seen as an important response to the perceived threat of terrorism in the region. Zenz cites prominent scholars and civil servants in the “Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region” who publicly argued that Uyghurs need to be restructured to no longer be the dominant ethnic group in order to reduce terrorism.
The study reveals not only rhetoric, but also the existence of state-owned plans to forcibly eradicate, assimilate, and reduce the Uighur population density. Since 2017, the Chinese government has introduced a series of very rigorous measures, from mass containment of Uighurs for political re-education, to systematic birth prevention, mass sterilization, and displacement. ..
The clear goal of these measures is to “optimize” the demographic structure of the southern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region by increasing the number of Han Chinese and reducing the number of Uighurs in the region.
As a result, the natural population growth in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region has declined dramatically in recent years, declining 84% in the two major Uighur prefectures between 2015 and 2018, and further declining in 2019, newspaper said. increase. By comparison, the birth rate in the majority of Han Chinese counties decreased by only 19.7%.
Zenz claims that Beijing will increase its share of the Han Chinese in the southern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to 25 percent in order to “optimize” the ethnic population. In doing so, he estimates that childbirth prevention could kill 2.6 to 4.5 million people by 2040.
“My research reveals the existence of Beijing’s long-term strategy to solve the” problems “of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region through the” optimization “of ethnic population structure,” says Dr. Adrian Zenz.
“The most realistic way to achieve this is to significantly curb the fertility rate of ethnic minorities over the next few decades, which can lead to the loss of millions of lives. The smaller the ethnic minority population, the smaller the population. , Police, management and assimilation will also be easier. “
“The most worrisome aspect of this strategy is that ethnic minority citizens are organized as a problem. The term is similar to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region authorities’ claim that the problematic population is like “weeds hidden in crops” and that the state “needs” it. Spray chemicals to kill them all. Such framing of the entire ethnic group is of great concern. ”