New Zealand calls out Uyghur rights abuse in China, doesn't label it 'genocide'

6th May, 2021

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern (File Photo / REUTERS)


The New Zealand parliament declared "severe human rights abuses" were taking place in China, but stopped short of labelling the situation as a "genocide". New Zealand's parliament on Wednesday unanimously declared that severe human rights abuses were taking place against Uyghur people in China's Xinjiang region, but did not label the situation a genocide because of a government objection.

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