The Trump administration has slapped sanctions on eleven Chinese companies over the oppression of Uighurs by their communist government.

Sanctions For Multiple Chinese Companies

Eleven Chinese companies were added to the “Entity List” by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Identity and Security (BIS). The eleven companies added to the list, all of which will face sanctions when it comes to trading with the United States, are each involved in the oppression of the Uighurs in Xinjiang. Nine of them have connections to forced labor practices, and two are involved in collecting the DNA of Uighurs to further their repression.

“Beijing actively promotes the reprehensible practice of forced labor and abusive DNA collection and analysis schemes to repress its citizens,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “This action will ensure that our goods and technologies are not used in the Chinese Communist Party’s despicable offensive against defenseless Muslim minority populations.”

 

A Genocide Against The Uighurs

If you’re wearing a mask right now to protect yourself from the coronavirus, it may very well come from a factory in Xinjiang, made by Uighurs forced into creating them. The New York Times’s investigative team discovered disturbing images and practices from the region, including the forced transfer of Uighurs out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China.

 

The Uighur population right now are practically being subject to genocidal conditions. The forced labor program is only one example. Recently, a disturbing video emerged, with drone footage showing them being loaded onto trains going God knows where. The Chinese ambassador to the UK could not explain what he saw when confronted with these images.

The Left Don’t Care About Oppression When They Can’t Use It To Seize Power

Where is the left on this? Why are they not the ones calling for the sanctions against these Chinese companies in the first place? Simple – it’s because they don’t care. The left have always used the narrative of oppression of minorities, but only when it suits their own agenda, and to gain them more power. There is no power to be gained in shining a light on a potential genocide halfway around the globe.

Moreover, a number of them most likely back the Chinese government to begin with. I mean, a brutal, communist regime is exactly what they want to implement over here! The next time a communist asks you if “black lives matter,” ask them if Uighur lives matter too.