New York Times Sides Against Uyghurs Who Called for Boycotting Olympic Viewing Over ‘Genocide’ of Their People

Uyghurs call for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics due to the genocide of their people by the Chinese government.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The minority Uyghur people, along with advocates for the group, are calling for a boycott of viewing the Beijing winter Olympics, according to MRC TV
  • Reports of mass imprisonment and genocide have fueled calls for viewers to stop the promotion of the event.
  • According to the publication, The New York Times has backed China’s official statement, promoting the Olympics. 
  • The International Olympic Committee has also been unwilling to hear concerns about the country’s reported crimes, saying that it opposes politics in sports.
MORE ON CHINA’S ALLEGED CRIMES:
  • Breitbart reported that China has converted the East Turkistan area into an open-air prison with technological monitoring. 
  • The Daily Mail is comparing the Chinese government to Adolf Hitler’s Germany saying that they “desperately needed to legitimise his tyrannical regime” by using the 1936 Olympic Games.
BACKGROUND:
  • The Uyghur people are a Muslim Turkic ethnic group of Central and East Asia living primarily in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in the far northwest of China, according to the Congressional Research Service.
  • XUAR authorities began to forcefully reduce the birth rates and separated families in 2017, putting children in state-run boarding schools.
  • Additionally, as many as 1.8 million Muslims have been put into “reeducation” centers for “pre-criminal offenses” where they are subjected to forced labor, sexual abuse, food deprivation and according to some accounts, mass execution.