By Tahir Imin Uyghurian
President Joe Biden reaffirmed America's commitment to human rights and raised alarms over the Chinese government's abuse of the Uyghurs, including the use of forced labor.
During his speech at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, the President said: “And sadly, when we look around the world today, we cannot say that the specter of atrocity is behind us.
We see today the patterns, the choices playing out around the world even as we speak: the oppression and use of forced labor of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang; the treatment of the Rohingya
by the military junta in Burma; the rampant abuses, including the use of starvation and sexual violence, to terrorize civilian populations in Northern Ethiopia.”
The President’s earlier comments on Uyghurs have invited criticism against his stance on China’s genocidal policies.
The President's remarks about Uyghurs during a CNN town hall in February, dubbed "Different Cultural Norms" garnered criticism for his lack of significant concerns about China's genocidal practices.