(Washington Examiner) President Trump’s administration hammered China over the repression of Uighur Muslims and other religious minorities for the second day in a row, at a forum that has Beijing’s communist rulers fuming.
“China is home to one of the worst human rights crises of our time,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday at the State Department’s ministerial on religious freedom. "It is truly the stain of the century.”
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Those comments, a reference to the imprisonment of “more than one million Chinese Muslims and other minorities” in a western province of China, were just one part of a multipronged rebuke. Vice President Mike Pence delivered his own tongue-lashing at the ministerial, one day after the president hosted victims of repression in the Oval Office, as the administration is elevating religious persecution into dividing line between the two powers.