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8/26/2020, 4:36 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden labels China's Uighur treatment 'genocide'

Former United States Vice President Joe Biden's campaign issued a statement referring to Beijing's oppression of the Chinese Uighur minority as a "genocide."

The campaign alleged the Chinese government has engaged in human rights abuses of the mostly Muslim ethnic minority living in the region of the country called Xinjiang, noting the Democratic presidential nominee "stands against it in the strongest terms."

The move comes after Politico reported the Trump administration is weighing formally classifying China's actions with regard to the region as "crimes against humanity" or "ethnic cleansing" if not enough consensus is reached to use the term genocide.

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