Australian Senator Seeks Clarity From US Embassy on Biden’s Stance on CCP’s Uyghur Genocide

Australian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has written to the U.S. embassy in Canberra to seek clarification about U.S. President Joe Biden’s recent remarks at a CNN town hall that purportedly described the Uyghur genocide in China as a matter of different cultural norms. On Feb. 16, while participating in a CNN town hall, Biden described a two-hour phone call with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping. When asked about the Uyghurs, Biden said, “We must speak up for human rights. It’s who we are.” But he then appeared to make justifications for the regime’s actions by repeating the arguments made by the Chinese leader that China has been victimised by outside forces when it hasn’t been “unified” or “tightly controlled” from within. “If you know anything about Chinese history, it has always been—the time when China has been victimized by the outer world is when they haven’t been unified at home,” Biden …
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