US State Department Decries China’s ‘Remarkably Awful’ Treatment of Uyghurs

By Paul Eckert | Radio Free Asia

China’s treatment of its Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities puts it “in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations,” top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo said Wednesday as the U.S. State Department issued its global survey of rights conditions.

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo noted that the annual report highlighted abuses in Iran, South Sudan, Nicaragua and many other nations, including some U.S. allies.

“But then there’s China, which is in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations,” he said.

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