China is Gathering DNA From Across Tibet, Including Kindergartners, For ‘Crime Prevention.’

The Chinese Communist Party has been gathering DNA samples from people living in Tibet, including children as young as five, according to a new Human Rights Watch report. In the new report released Monday, the group presented new evidence showing a “systematic DNA collection drive” occurring in the country. The measure has been described by the Chinese Communist Party as part of a “crime detection” drive, though critics view the databases that have formed as a result of the drive as a means for social control. “There is no publicly available evidence suggesting people can decline to participate or that police