Biden State Dept Reviewing Trump’s Xinjiang ‘Genocide’ Declaration


During Senate confirmation hearings for Joe Biden’s pick for United Nations Ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield Revealed the State Department is reviewing the Trump administration’s decision to label the Chinese Communist Party’s repression in Xinjiang as “genocide.”

Senator Marco Rubio inquired with Thomas-Greenfield, a long-time Chinese Communist Party-linked consultant and speaker, as to whether or not the Chinese Communist Party’s actions conduct in the region constituted

Thomas-Greenfield refused to affirm the label, instead revealing Biden’s State Department is reviewing the Trump administration’s January 19th designation:

What they’re doing there has been referred to as genocide, and I know that the State Department is reviewing that as we speak. What they’re doing is horrific, and I look forward to seeing the results of the review that’s being done but certainly.

Senator Rubio follows up:

The State Department issued a designation I believe on the President’s last day, so is your understanding that it’s now being reviewed by the State Department to see if that’s appropriate?

“I think the State Department is reviewing that now because all of the procedures were not followed, and I think they’re looking to make sure that they are followed to ensure that that designation is held,” Thomas-Greenfield notes.


Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is freelance reporter.

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