Associated Press
Associated Press 28 Jun 2020

China forces birth control to suppress minorities

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The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children. (June 29)


A new investigation says that China is carrying out a campaign to forcibly lower birth rates among ethnic Uighurs.
The Associated Press investigation found hundreds of thousands of women have had to undergo pregnancy checks, forced birth control implants, or abortions.
The Chinese government has denied the allegations.

Al Jazeera's Alexi O'Brien reports.
A new investigation says that China is carrying out a campaign to forcibly lower birth rates among ethnic Uighurs.
The Associated Press investigation found hundreds of thousands of women have had to undergo pregnancy checks, forced birth control implants, or abortions.
The Chinese government has denied the allegations.

Al Jazeera's Alexi O'Brien reports.
An Associated Press investigation found that China's government is forcing birth control onto minority Muslim Uighur women. The news agency says it has evidence that women in Xianjian province have been subjected to forced sterilization and abortion to slash birth rates within the Muslim minority.
Uighur women are regularly subjected to population control measures, such as forced sterilization and abortion, by the Chinese government, a new report says, but officials dispute the allegations.

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