In an interview with CNN, US President Joe Biden appeared to approve of the Chinese genocide of the Uyghurs because “culturally, there are different norms”.
On February 16th, Joe Biden took part in an interview at Milwaukee Town Hall.
During the interview, the US President was asked his opinions on the mass killings of Muslims occurring across China.
In response to this, Joe Biden said: “I am not going to speak out against what he’s doing in Hong Kong, what he’s doing with the Uyghurs in the western mountains of China and Taiwan.”
Former President Donald Trump, took a hard-line stance on China, pushing visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Communist Party officials over the “horrific abuses” against the Uyghurs.
In on of his last official acts, Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally declared that China was committing genocide and infringements on human rights in its treatment of the Uyghurs and other minority ethnic groups in Xinjiang.
Joe Biden, however, has suggested it is merely that “culturally, there are different norms”, and at no point has he criticised the ethnic cleansing, whereby more than one million Uyghur men and women have reportedly been detained in a sprawling network of “re-education” camps.
As Biden was then asked if there would be repercussions for the genocide, he sidestepped the question, saying the US would “reassert our role as spokespersons for human rights at the UN and other agencies”.
The President has claimed that he is confident that human rights will win the day, but there have been no moves as yet by the Democrat Government to stem the genocide.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 17, 2021