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The Canadian Parliament approved, on Monday, a bill providing for the recognition of the Chinese government’s policies against Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region as “genocide.”
And 266 members of the House of Commons voted in favor of the bill submitted by the conservatives who form a minority, in exchange for zero votes against it, while all members of the government of the Canadian Prime Minister from the liberal party, Justin Trudeau, abstained from voting.
The legislation provides for recognition of the Chinese authorities’ actions against the Uyghur Muslim minority, genocide, and calls for the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Games from Beijing to another location.
Implementation of the legislation currently requires approval by the government, whose president announced on February 19 that the “G7” countries had agreed during their recent summit to coordinate their procedures for responding to the Uyghur issue in China.
And the United Nations previously mentioned that its data says that about one million Uyghurs are currently being held in “behavior modification camps” established by the Chinese authorities in Singan in an anti-law manner, according to the world organization.