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US varsities protest against Chinese genocide in Xinjiang



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November 25, 2021 17:38 IST

Washington [United States], Nov. 25 (ANI): Universities in the US have intensified their protests against Chinese authorities as Beijing tries to rebuild its image from the ongoing genocide in Xinjiang.
According to the Washington Post, students at universities across the country will gather in 2021 to protest China’s ongoing genocide of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang. The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, may have just achieved the movement’s first major success.
However, the sorority passed a resolution calling on the university to divest all financial interests linked to the atrocities in Xinjiang.
Student Government Association further condemned Beijing’s mass internment, forced labour, mass surveillance or other crimes against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China.”

According to the Washington Post, the student anti-genocide movement is already working hand in hand with other human rights groups, including the Uyghur Human Rights Project, Students for a Free Tibet, Keep Taiwan Free and many more. Efforts to raise awareness of the various atrocities committed by the Chinese government are becoming increasingly well organized.
According to the publication, the students are taking the lead as the political and business classes have abdicated responsibility for stopping the Chinese government’s human rights abuses. “This next generation of activists is determined to force all of us to decide whether we want to be complicit in genocide or not. The success of the movement may be the Uyghurs’ only hope,” it said.
The Catholic University example sets a precedent that could be used to drive divestments in schools across the country and the world, said John Metz, Athenai’s executive director.
Importantly, the resolution specifically appeals to Wall Street index funds, which routinely funnel money from institutional investors — such as university endowments — into Chinese companies, including many linked to human rights abuses,” he said.
“This isn’t just about how colleges and universities in this country compare to China, it’s also about how investors with hundreds of billions in funds under management compare to China,” he added. (ANI)