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As China prepares to host the Winter Olympics in 2022, Beijing is facing renewed pressure to address its human rights record in Xinjiang.
A new independent report has found China to be in breach of all five acts of genocide, as defined by the UN.
Despite mounting evidence, China has denied any wrongdoing in Xinjiang. But top officials in at least three countries – the United States, Canada and the Netherlands – have recently condemned China’s treatment of the Uighur people as a genocide.
Rights groups are hoping to leverage the international attention and prestige brought by the Olympics. They are lobbying politicians and athletes to boycott the games.
In this episode we ask, is China losing control of its Uighur narrative?
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