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Cultural Genocide in Theory and Practice

The CCP’s policy of eradicating cultural, religious, and linguistic identities is systematic, and derives from Xi Jinping’s reflections on the fall of the Soviet Union.

by Massimo Introvigne

Tibetan students protesting against the marginalization of Tibetan language (credits)

Bitter Winter has documented in the last few weeks the escalation of the cultural genocide in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Inner Mongolia. In all three so-called “autonomous regions,” the language, culture, and religion of people other than the Han Chinese are being annihilated. Since mass detention, extra-judicial killings, and systematic rape of women are also involved, some of our readers wrote to Bitter Winter that this is now more than “cultural” genocide and is, in fact, genocide in its classic form.

Quite apart from the legal questions about the definition of genocide, what is certain is that things are going from bad to worse under Xi Jinping. Why is this…

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