The United States sanctioned four Chinese leaders this Thursday, including Chen Quanguo, a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) political bureau, for allegedly violating human rights in Xinjiang against Uyghurs, an ethnic minority living primarily in the region. autonomous.
Among the punishments are Chen, now the secretary general of the CCP in Xinjiang, and Zhu Hailun, his former “number two”. The Ministry of Finance said that Chen “was already known for its ability to control” ethnic unrest “,” said Zhu when she arrived in Xinjiang.
When Zhu arrived in Xinjiang in 2016, “Chen started carrying out extensive surveillance, indoctrination programs and arrests against Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjinag,” he charged.
As part of this “roadmap”, Chen ordered the construction of “massive detention centers” called “training centers”, the daily management of which was left to the Zhu Finance Department.