Canada’s Parliament Labels China’s Abuses in Xinjiang ‘Genocide,’ Urges Government Action

Canada’s parliament on Wednesday labeled China’s actions targeting Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) “genocide,” calling on Ottawa to adopt the designation and sanction Chinese government officials responsible for rights violations in the western region.

The resolution marked the strongest move to date by lawmakers from a foreign nation seeking to hold China accountable for abuses in the XUAR, where authorities are believed to have held up to 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in a vast network of internment camps since early 2017.