Uyghurs in Exile Criticize Biden’s ‘Weak’ U.N. Speech On China

US President Joe Biden (R) and First Lady Jill Biden (L) arrives at Buckingham Palace in London on September 18, 2022, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. - Britain was gearing up Sunday for the momentous state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II as King Charles III prepared to host world leaders and as mourners queued for the final 24 hours left to view her coffin, lying in state in Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster. (Photo by Markus Schreiber / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MARKUS SCHREIBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The East Turkistan Government in Exile, representing the majority Turkic population of the China-occupied Asian region, condemned President Joe Biden on Wednesday for failing to refer to China’s genocide of their people as genocide during his speech that day at the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Biden addressed U.S.-China policy elsewhere in his speech, not about the Uyghur genocide.
  • Biden addressed the platform a day late and dedicated most of his speech to the eight-year-old war between Russia and Ukraine.

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