Alex Neve is a senior fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and Intercontinental Affairs.
Before this 7 days, in advance of a cupboard shuffle that finished his time as Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, François-Philippe Champagne joined International Trade Minister Mary Ng in announcing “measures similar to the human-legal rights problem in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region” in China.
He pointed out that the Trudeau govt was “gravely anxious with evidence and reviews of human-legal rights violations … involving customers of the Uyghur ethnic minority and other minorities.”
Is this major? It is. Is it plenty of? It is not. How could it be, in the confront of staggering human-legal rights atrocities?
Specified the scale of the massive crisis confronted by Uyghurs and other mainly Muslim minorities in China, it is important to see Canadian federal government action. It’s definitely a courageous