How garderer a country the best way towards increasing the birth rate?
Tjo, you can start to enforce pregnancy control, the use of iuds, sterilization and even abortion for hundreds of thousands of women.
thus, It is the strategy, the chinese authorities have and still use in relation to the muslim minority, the uighurs, in China's western Xinjiang province.
It shows a series of interviews with more than 30 sources, supplemented by government documents from China, which has just been released on the basis of a report from the news agency Associated Press (AP).
And it is tough reading. Seven former inmates of the highly contentious detention centres report that they have lost the ability to have children by force-feeding with the pills, there was contraceptive.
Senior researcher Lars Erslev Andersen, DIIS have also read the report and refers to it as 'ugly politics', that the birth rate among uighurs has fallen dramatically in recent years.
Since 1955, China has moved han chinese to Xinjiang and also forced the uighurs out. In this way, the han chinese today over 40 percent in the area.
- That there is a targeted attempt to change the relationship in size between han chinese and uighurs in the whole of Xinjiang, I do not think there is any doubt about it, says Lars Erslev Andersen.
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There have been several protests against China's internment camps in Xinjiang. Here, women from Indonesia. Photo: Bay Ismoyo/Ritzau Scanpix
- It is high time that the international community responds to the cultural genocide. The situation testifies to the fact that there is a crime aimed at a specific group of the population.
- It is creepy, what is going on in Xinjiang, points out Lars Erslev Andersen.
The chinese foreign ministry has reacted to the revelations with to deny the content.
According to a spokesperson from the ministry, Zhao Lijian, are the stories false and fabricated in advance, reads the announcement.