China’s birth control could cut the Uyghur population by 33% in 20 years.
Abliz Poskam, Voice of Uyghur
June 13, 2021
China’s birth control policies against Uyghur people in the so-called Uyghur Autonomous Region could cut the Uyghur population by 33% — up to 4.5 million births in 20 years, according to a new analysis conducted by German researcher Adrian Zenz and reported by Reuters.
According to Reuters, data from some of the previously unreported cache of research produced by Chinese academics and officials on Beijing’s intent behind the birth control policies in the region shows birth rates have already dropped by 48.7% between 2017 and 2019.
The Chinese government began to promote family planning in Uyghurland in 1989, 18 years after it had introduced the concept to the Han nationality.
Adrian Zenz called it “slow genocide” in his article titled “Beijing Plans a Slow Genocide in Xinjiang” and published by Foreign Policy.