Earlier this week, 403 pages of documents were leaked by a “member of the Chinese political establishment” to the New York Times that allegedly show President Xi calling from an “all-out struggle against terrorism, infiltration, and separatism, using the organs of dictatorship and showing absolutely no mercy.” The United Nations estimated that at least one million Uighurs – one of China’s Muslim minority groups – have been detained in camps in Xinjiang as part of what the Chinese government calls a “vocational training” to eradicate “extremism and separatism” and teach “new work-related skills.” Additional alarming news surfaced with reports of China harvesting organs from detained Uighurs. In the face of such breathtaking cruelty, the relative silence of the international community on the Uighurs’ persecution is deeply disturbing.

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