Most Chinese (including Duchess64) are ignorant of the history of China's genocidal oppression.
Why should alleged ignorance of Uhyghur concentration camps be regarded as more disturbing than China's mass killing of its own people during the "Great Leap Forward"
By the way, if one visits Xinjiang today, one may find that the Chinese government presents the state approved ...[text shortened]... rs from verified versions of history accepted by most American scholars and investigative reporters.
The racist jingoistic troll Wolfe63 spews more hate and nonsense.
"Most Chinese (including Duchess64) ..."
I already have written that I am NOT a citizen of the People's Republic of China.
But the racist troll Wolfe63 apparently wants to lump together everyone whom he
assumes has any Chinese heritage. Yo-Yo Ma (the cellist) = Mao Zedong, right?
"....are ignorant of the history of China's genocidal oppression."
In fact, most Chinese (particularly those who lived through it) are aware of calamities
such as the Great Leap Forward, which resulted in tens of millions of deaths, though
Mao's misguided policies were not intended to result in 'genocide'.
I don't know of any other *proven* claims by genocide recently committed by China.
I am aware of an active propaganda campaign (which the Western media almost
always accepts without question) by 'Free Tibet' nationalists, claiming 'genocide'.
When Patrick French (a British writer and longtime supporter of 'Free Tibet' ) attempted
to find any reliable Tibetan (!) sources to support popular Tibetan nationalist claims
that 1.2 million Tibetans have been killed, he was unable to come close to doing so.
At one point, he concluded that Tibetan nationalists seem to have taken the highest
rumored number of deaths in every area (including some overlapping, so doing
some double-counting), added them together, and rounded up very generously.
One Tibetan nationalist official told him that it really does NOT matter what figure
(1.2 million, 2 million, or more deaths) Tibetan propagandists claim to the Western
media because Western journalists almost never ask any critical questions and immediately
accept it, eager to help demonize China. The 1.2 million figure has become accepted
by Sinophobic Westerners on account of endless repetition, not factual sources.
Patrick French himself (grudgingly) concluded that Free Tibet propaganda routinely
greatly exaggerates Chinese wrongdoing.
That's not to say that the Chinese authorities have been blameless in Tibet.
But for many years, the USA and India actively financed, armed, trained, and led
(CIA commanders parachuted into Tibet) a Tibetan nationalist army fighting against China.
This Tibetan force was (arguably) among the best supplied guerrillas in the world.
But the emigre Tibetans (and their American and Indian backers) lost their war
largely because they failed to inspire enough Tibetans to join their insurgency.
Given that China was fighting against an insurgency actively supported by two major
foreign powers (USA and India), some of its policies were justified in defeating it.
So the question becomes whether China's repression in Tibet was much worse
than commonly found in counter-insurgency campaigns elsewhere.
Given that Wolfe63 seems eager to accept everything anti-Chinese anywhere at face value,
when will the troll Wolfe63 reiterate claims by right-wing Japanese nationalists
that Japan fought a heroic defensive war (1931-45) against unprovoked Chinese aggression?
Would Wolfe63 be one of the Westerners who wishes that Japan had conquered China?
Does Wolfe63 have any proof that the Xinjiang camps for Uighurs are Nazi-like
genocidal concentration camps? Are these camps much worse than the USA's
camps for Japanese Americans (who were confined in facilities, such as former
horse stables, that the US government had regarded as unfit for human habitation)?
The news (or, more often, rumors) about the camps in Xinjiang may be a matter for concern.
But there's no proof (though people who always hate China need no proof) that
the most sensationalist rumors must be true. Are Uighurs in these camps being
treated more harshly than the USA's Muslim prisoners at Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib?
Admiral Zheng He (of Muslim heritage) is extolled as a national hero in China.
Can Wolfe63 name any Muslim (except Muhammad Ali, a sportsman) who's
extolled as a national hero in the USA?
My point is that Muslims have long lived in and interacted with Chinese civilization.
My impression is that most Chinese are less likely than most Americans to stereotype
Muslims as 'terrorists'. There are 'patriotic' Muslims on active service in the PLA.
(Tibet's Muslim minority tends to oppose strongly the Buddhist Tibetan nationalists.)
But, in contrast to the USA, China has an active separatist movement involving one
of its major Muslim communities.
I suspect that Wolfe63 could not care less about the Uighurs. He presumably
would gladly demonize the Uighurs as 'terrorists' if they were killing Westerners.
If Wolfe63 ever met anyone who lives in the People's Republic of China, he may
find (though he's close-minded enough not to notice) that they are very different
from the cherished stereotypes of his racist fantasies.