The Chinese embassy in the U.S. today claimed that, according to a recent study, China’s state-sponsored re-education of Uyghur women rendered them “no longer baby-making machines.”
The Communist Chinese government has for years been engaging in the forcible detention and reeducation of Uyghur minorities in the country’s Xinjiang region. Human rights activists have strongly criticized the country for what they say are mass human rights abuses occurring pursuant to that program.
In a tweet, the U.S. Chinese embassy cited a report by the Xinjiang Development Research Center which allegedly found that “in the process of eradicating extremism, the minds of Uygur women in Xinjiang were emancipated and gender equality and reproductive health were promoted, making them no longer baby-making machines.”
“They are more confident and independent,” the embassy said of the report’s findings.
The Communist-owned China Daily newspaper reported that “an increasing number of people in southern Xinjiang were deciding to marry and have children later in life, seeing the benefits of fewer but better births,” and that the change was “due more to personal choice than government policy.”