Letter to the editor: Stop enabling China

To the editor:

Mr. Rob Hudson’s letter to the Journal-World (published on April 20) did an excellent job of describing the inhumane brutality now being inflicted on Muslim Uighurs in their ancestral homeland by the Chinese government. He was right to compare what the Chinese are doing to the Uighurs to what the Nazis did to the Jews because the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership views these actions as “the final solution” to the “Uighur problem.” Millions are being incarcerated and millions more are being kept under surveillance in a massive effort to destroy Uighur religious faith, replace the use of the Uighur language with Chinese, and curtail Uighur cultural practices.

Mr. Hudson states that “we need to speak out now” against what is happening to the Uighurs. I couldn’t agree more. But let us not stop there. Let us speak out against the brutal oppression of Tibetans by the Chinese government. And let us speak out against the imprisonment of lawyers, scholars, workers, farmers and anyone else in China who dares question the infallibility of the CCP and its leader for life, Xi Jinping. And let us also speak out against the University of Kansas continuing to serve as a propaganda partner of the CCP by operating a CCP-approved Confucius Institute. Over the course of the past 13 years, KU has happily provided its good name, prestige and lots of money to this CCP program. Chancellor Douglas Girod, how would you explain these actions to an imprisoned Uighur or Tibetan?

Gary J. Bjorge,

Lawrence

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